Betz Besoleil Washington St. Rhone Blend 2015
I served this wine recently at tasting dinner and it blew everybody away!! An absolutely outstanding wine. If you want an American wine that has all the flavor profiles of Châteauneuf du Pape but smoother and more balanced than most Châteauneuf's I've had recently here is your wine.
The Wine Guy
Bésoleil is Betz's Spanish/French whimsy for “kissed by the sun”. It alludes to the warm, sunny days in the south of France that impart an intensity of character to the Grenache grape and its southern Rhône relatives. Imagine the windswept vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the inspiration for this wine, where Grenache thrives alongside a dozen or more other grape varieties. 93 Rated by Robert Parker