2007 Betz Family Syrah La Côte Rousse


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • skifree wrote: (92 points)

    October 10, 2015 - This was excellent again, very similar to my last bottle.

  • skifree wrote: (92 points)

    July 12, 2015 - First sip reminded me of why I buy La Cote Rousse. Lots of deep fruit, silky mouth feel, and a long finish with that distinct espresso and cured tobacco note. This wine seemed at its peak.

  • thebonnydooner wrote: (91 points)

    May 25, 2015 - Compared to my notes on the 2006 La Cote Rousse and the 2007 Serenne and Patriarche this was a little lacking. Still showed great dark fruit on both the nose and palate with great balancing acidity and fine but soft, dry tannins, but was lacking the extra edge of complexity. Maybe a hint of black olive, meat on the nose, and some garrigue on the palate but needs more. There is great concentration and depth of flavour which accounts for the 91 pt score, but this needs some more character. Was going to decant, but the notes describing how this wine fell off a cliff after a few days did not encourage that. From a Riedel Syrah glass.

  • tarheel17 wrote:

    May 18, 2015 - As before, this performed admirably on day one with coffe and dark fruit, but after 2 days it was barely drinkable.

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  • Chrisinroch wrote:

    January 27, 2015 - Nose of paraffin, italian plum, dried sage, a bit of alcohol. Super savory; Kalamata olive, dark plummy fruit, black tea on the finish. Tannins are well integrated.

    Day 2: still that same interesting nose, but maybe the alcohol is more of an issue. The fruit is a tad dark for my taste, but it's a good wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147 (link)

    (Betz Family Vineyards Syrah La Cote Rousse Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    9/14/2009 (link) **** points

    (Betz La Côte Rousse Syrah Red Mountain) Dark purple. The nose is fairly closed at present with light roasted meat, flowers, and a hint of licorice. A scrumptious, seductive wine that is seemingly light on the palate but offers a lot of fruit and layers of intensity. 100% Syrah. Ciel du Cheval and Ranch at the End of the Road.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Betz Family
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation La Côte Rousse
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 638 (63%)
  • Consumed 368 (37%)

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