2018 Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JS 95 WS 94 JD 93 WA 93 WE 93 VN 92
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, July 2021

A full-bodied red with aromas of blackberry, mulberry, vanilla, brown rice, chocolate and coconut. Firm, fine-grained tannins frame a generous, ripe core of sweet red and black fruit. Rounded, polished and richly...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, October 2021

A wine with presence and length, showing multilayered blackberry, green tea and licorice flavors that pick up speed and tension toward medium-grained tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, May 2021

The 2018 Clos De Betz checks in as 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Petit Verdot, and it has its Merlot component front and center, with loads of ripe cherry, currant, chocolate, tobacco, and leafy herb-like...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020

(93+ points) The 2018 Clos de Betz is composed of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. In the glass, the wine is brilliant dark ruby with a firm ruby edge and opens to a nose that is full of red fruit...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, September 2021

This is a blend of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. The aromas are brooding, with notes of tobacco leaf, cocoa, flowers, cedar, bay leaf and sautéed herbs. The palate shows refinement...
VN 92

Vinous, December 2020

Bright ruby-red. Deep, claret-like scents of black raspberry, licorice, fresh herbs, mocha, cocoa powder and tobacco leaf. Densely packed and lively; an energetic, fairly low-fat style with terrific intensity and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2018 Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz, a captivating red wine hailing from the esteemed Columbia Valley in Washington, USA. This proprietary blend showcases the artistry and expertise of Betz Family Winery, a producer renowned for crafting exceptional wines that exude elegance and finesse.

In the glass, the Clos de Betz unveils a deep and alluring ruby color, hinting at the richness and complexity that awaits. The nose is a symphony of enticing aromas, where blackberry and mulberry notes intertwine with nuances of vanilla, brown rice, chocolate, and coconut. It is a bouquet that captivates the senses, drawing you in with its irresistible allure.

On the palate, this full-bodied red wine delivers a generous and ripe core of sweet red and black fruit flavors. The firm, fine-grained tannins provide structure and frame the luscious fruit, creating a harmonious balance. This wine is rounded, polished, and richly flavored, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship behind its creation. It is generous without being overdone, a testament to the winemaker's skill and precision.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded the 2018 Clos de Betz an impressive score of 95 points, praising its generous yet balanced nature. He describes it as a wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development. Jeb Dunnuck also lauds this wine, awarding it 93 points and noting its approachability and potential for aging.

The blend consists of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Petit Verdot. This composition allows the Merlot component to shine, infusing the wine with ripe cherry, currant, chocolate, tobacco, and leafy herb-like flavors. The wine's medium-bodied texture and ripe tannins contribute to its approachability while suggesting that it will evolve beautifully over the next decade.

With only 7,200 bottles produced, the 2018 Clos de Betz is a limited-edition gem that deserves a place in any wine enthusiast's collection. It has received glowing reviews from esteemed publications such as Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Vinous, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator, further solidifying its status as an exceptional wine.

Indulge in the splendor of the 2018 Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz and experience the artistry and passion that has made this winery a benchmark in Washington's wine scene. This wine promises a journey of flavors and sensations that will leave a lasting impression.