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The 2011 Betz Family Red ‘Clos de Betz’ is a blend of 67% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. Stephen Tanzer of The International Wine Cellar had the following notes, “Good bright, deep red. Redcurrant, cocoa powder and musky tobacco on the nose. Gentle and creamy in the mouth for 2011, with harmonious ripe acidity framing the sweet red berry, cherry and cocoa powder flavors. (more…)
We are offering the new releases of Leonetti Cellar in February, prior to their release in March. Leonetti reds continue to deliver outstanding quality. At a recent tasting, these new vintages showed the the complex tannin structures and subtle oak of these estate wines. The talented hand of winemaker Chris Figgins continues to assure that they are among the best wines made in Washington. Credit card payments are being accepted to guarantee your order.
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2011 Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese Columbia Valley 79.95 net
2012 Leonetti Cellar Merlot Columbia Valley 82.95 net
2011 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 99.95net
2011 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley 149.95 net
We aren’t the only ones excited by the new release of the 2012 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosso. Marco de Grazia says this about the wine and vintage, “2012 is an “awesome” vintage, in the complete sense of this much misused word. It did not rain from late May to November, therefore only the very well kept vineyards did not suffer from the drought…I believe our 2012 Etna Rosso – which issues from all our vineyards in this vintage, old and young vines both, will deliver much irresistible joy, but, being a big baby, will do so better with a substantial meal being tucked away in its company.”
2012 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosso Mount Etna 20.00 16.60VS
The 2011 Avennia Red ‘Gravura’ is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. It is a voluptuous wine, that exhibits delicious aromas and flavors of mocha, red fruits and tobacco leaf. The 2011 Avennia Red ‘Sestina’ is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. It has an opulent aroma of black cherry and blackberry, with hints of vanilla. On the palate, it big and round, reminiscent of old style Washington Cabernets.
2011 Avennia Red ‘Gravura’ Columbia Valley 35.00 29.05VS
2011 Avennia Red ‘Sestina’ Columbia Valley 55.00 45.65VS