Monday, May 21, 2018
2015 Betz Family Winery Heart of the Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
I do not drink many French wines for one reason or another, so when I tasted this 2015 Betz Family Winery Heart of the Hill Cabernet Sauvignon I was incredibly pleased and surprised by what I found. I did absolutely no research on this wine before decanting and tasting it, and this wine immediately moved me to a quaint cafe, sipping this gem with good friends along the Champs Elysees under a mid day sun. This medium to dark purple wine has very balanced aromas of blackberry pie, campfire smoke, seeping tea and cocoa powder, and none of these are overpowering. This wine is an eyebrow raiser for sure and the flavors of blackcurrant, blueberry, smoke, dark chocolate-covered coffee beans and hints of grilling spices all combine for a velvety, savory broth-like feel that fills the mouth and lingers for many moments. This wine was such a lovely surprise to taste and could end up as a "perfect" wine with a few more years under its belt in the cellar. You'd never know that this is tipping close to an alcohol content of 15%. It is made so beautifully and really puts a smile on your face. Simply incredible!
Red Mountain, Washington
Suggested retail price: $110.00
Drink The Bottles score: 96/100
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