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2016 Betz Family Besoleil - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Moving more and more from Olsen Vineyard, which is 20 miles northwest of Red Mountain (where they love working with the grower, who is proactive and responsive), the medium ruby/purple-colored 2016 Besoleil is 55% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre, 11% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, all aged in a mix of neutral barrels. It offers beautiful notes of red plums, blueberries, white and black pepper and herbs de Provence, medium to full-bodied richness, a silky, elegant style, and integrated acidity. It's another beautiful vintage of this wine that will keep for a decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2018), 92 pts

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2016 Betz Family Besoleil - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Bright raspberry and red-plum fruits with attractive depth and freshness. This has all you want in a Rhône-style blend. Good depth of flavor and focused structure. Blend of 55% grenache, 23% mourvedre, 11% syrah and 11% cinsault. Drink through the next decade."
- James Suckling (May 2018), 93 pts

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2016 Betz Family Besoleil - 94 PTS - WA

wa94"A blend of 55% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre, 11% Syrah and 11% Cinsault, the 2016 Bésoleil represents the Betz Family Winery's homage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Offering up attractively complex aromas of cherries, kirsch, white pepper, spice, potpourri and licorice, it's medium to full-bodied, sappy and succulent, with velvety structuring tannins and bright acids. - William Kelley"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 94 pts

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