2016 Betz Family Winery Syrah La Cote Rousse
Cépage: Syrah (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 94+ (RP); 95+ (JD)
"The 2016 Syrah La Cote Rousse is built around clone 99, all from Red Mountain, that saw 45% whole clusters in the fermentation. This cuvee, which is also moving more and more toward Ciel du Cheval, is 88% from this terrific site. It’s another inky purple colored red with a beautiful bouquet of black raspberries, toasted spice, dried herbs, and mineral aromas and flavors. Still tight, backward and reserved, yet with beautiful potential, this full-bodied, ripe, layered Syrah needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for 15+ years."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 04/18