Betz Family Winery was founded in 1997 by Bob & Cathy Betz. Critical acclaim from local and national wine publications has put Betz Family winery at the forefront of Washington wines alongside Cayuse, Leonetti and Quilceda Creek. Although the winery was recently sold to Steve and Bridget Griessel (with Bob Betz remaining on as the Winemaker) I expect quality will remain high for years to come.
The 2006 Betz Syrah La Serenne is sourced from Dick Boushey’s vineyard in Yakima Valley. Intense and powerful aromatics of black cherries jump out of the glass. Iodine, licorice, blood, game and white pepper slide across the palate. The wine has a perfect balance of acid, fruit and tannin. Although this wine is stunning right now it should easily drink well for another 3-5 years.
My rating: 93 points