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SERIOUS, DRY REDS
2012 CUVÉE FRANGIN, Betz Family. Columbia Valley, Washington State
Cool nights, poor soils and careful irrigation can make some refined wines, in the right hands. At the mid range they are often great value; at the top end only sophisticated producers (like Bob Betz) know how to make fine and elegant wine (as opposed to blockbusters that win prizes in the US but which don't pass any tests over here.
This is labelled as the general 'Columbia Valley' but is in fact mainly from Yakima Valley and in particular a steep, south-eastern facing vineyard one the renowned Red Mountain.
Cuvée Frangin, means 'little brother cuvée', in other words his wine that can be drunk young, as opposed to his top versions, which are designed for long term ageing.
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.