Betz Family Winery

Père de Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2248 ratings
9.350 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Nice Cabernet. Nice balance at 13.6 alc. ! Dried herbs and chocolate. Ripe plum.

Nice Cabernet. Nice balance at 13.6 alc. ! Dried herbs and chocolate. Ripe plum.

Oct 10th, 2020
Eric

Smooth as silk. Rounded in the mouth and delicious. Medium body and fine finish.

Smooth as silk. Rounded in the mouth and delicious. Medium body and fine finish.

Sep 18th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 'Pere de Famille' is a Cabernet based wine with a touch of Petit Verdot blended in. It was aged for 19 months in new French oak prior to bottling and the resultant wine starts out with a lovely combination of red and dark fruits along with green bell pepper nuances on the nose. The plush texture entices, as the wine unveils flavors of red cherries, wild blackberry cobbler, lavender and a kiss of milk chocolate. Balanced, with wonderful weight, this wine will likely begin to show its best after some short-term cellaring. Drink 2019-2033- 94

The 2015 'Pere de Famille' is a Cabernet based wine with a touch of Petit Verdot blended in. It was aged for 19 months in new French oak prior to bottling and the resultant wine starts out with a lovely combination of red and dark fruits along with green bell pepper nuances on the nose. The plush texture entices, as the wine unveils flavors of red cherries, wild blackberry cobbler, lavender and a kiss of milk chocolate. Balanced, with wonderful weight, this wine will likely begin to show its best after some short-term cellaring. Drink 2019-2033- 94

Feb 19th, 2019
Christine Havens

The final wine in a trio of Betz wines tasted with assistant winemaker Louis Skinner, the Pére De Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is seamless and well-crafted. The nose is a gathering storm of blackcurrant, blueberries, milk chocolate, and violets. Structured and spectacularly dense in the mouth with saturating, tooth-staining layers of black and blue fruit, a touch of Welches grape jelly, anise, and sweet tobacco. This finish is lengthy, velvety, wonderful. 14.5% ABV | Sample

The final wine in a trio of Betz wines tasted with assistant winemaker Louis Skinner, the Pére De Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is seamless and well-crafted. The nose is a gathering storm of blackcurrant, blueberries, milk chocolate, and violets. Structured and spectacularly dense in the mouth with saturating, tooth-staining layers of black and blue fruit, a touch of Welches grape jelly, anise, and sweet tobacco. This finish is lengthy, velvety, wonderful. 14.5% ABV | Sample

3 people found it helpfulJul 5th, 2015
Dave Weick

Greatjuice. Will last for quite a while. Needs 30 minutes to open. One of the better of the great WA wines.

Greatjuice. Will last for quite a while. Needs 30 minutes to open. One of the better of the great WA wines.

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2016
Ram Majlessi

This 2005 was very impressive. I've been disappointed with 05 Washington wines and their aging. This Betz is the best 05 aged WA wines I've had yet. Does not taste over the hill at all, beautiful

This 2005 was very impressive. I've been disappointed with 05 Washington wines and their aging. This Betz is the best 05 aged WA wines I've had yet. Does not taste over the hill at all, beautiful

May 1st, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Blackberry, blueberry and chocolate covered cherry. Exotic spice. M+ body and tannin. Lots of structure and a long finish. Needs time and it will be spectacular.

Blackberry, blueberry and chocolate covered cherry. Exotic spice. M+ body and tannin. Lots of structure and a long finish. Needs time and it will be spectacular.

Mar 4th, 2016
Alex Crown

Sales Cornerstone Cellars

9.3

When in #Washington, drink local #wine

When in #Washington, drink local #wine

Dec 15th, 2015
Greg Giere

Still fairly big & juicy. Felt like it needs some time still.

Still fairly big & juicy. Felt like it needs some time still.

Oct 24th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Soft and smooth, but with lots of character. Reliable and extremely well done.

Soft and smooth, but with lots of character. Reliable and extremely well done.

Aug 24th, 2015