Saturday, January 29, 2011

Betts & Scholl

Very small production!

"Betts & Scholl, the boutique winery founded by master sommelier Richard Betts and art collector Dennis Scholl. Betts was best known as wine director of Montagna, the Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning restaurant at the Little Nell in Aspen, Colo." -- Wine Spectator

Just arrived and it is drinking GREAT!!!
2005 Betts & Scholl Hermitage Blanc.....$53.99
Compared to $79 on Wine Spectator

"Ripe and showy, but with good underlying grip to the dried papaya, creamed peach, fig, yellow apple and brioche notes. The long, juicy finish has a nice gilding of toast. Drink now through 2013. 400 cases made. –JM"

Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator


Betts & Scholl
2006 "The Chronique" Grenache Barossa Valley...$33.99

"Firm in texture, with tremendous focus to the blackberry, cherry, anise seed and cardamom aromas and flavors. Not heavy at all, but sleek and expressive—and extra-long on the vibrant finish. Best from 2009 through 2016. 375 cases made. –HS"

Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

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