The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
SERIOUS, DRY REDS
2015 POSSIBILITY, Bob Betz. 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 coming from the all-encompassing 'Columbia Valley' but is in fact mainly from Yakima Valley and in particular a steep, south-eastern facing vineyard on the renowned Red Mountain.
'Possibility' is his wine that can be drunk young, as opposed to his top versions, which are designed for long term ageing.
£26.60 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£25.20 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.