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  • Country ranking ?

    670
  • Producer ranking ?

    21
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled venison with Parmesan-flavoured corn polenta

The Story

Bettina Proprietory Red is a beautifully layered and complex blend of Bordeaux varietals sourced from three of David Abreu’s own exceptional estate vineyards – Madrona, Thorevilos, and Lucia Howell Mountain. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, this powerhouse wine is made with the same attention to detail as the estate Cabernet Sauvignon and named after Bryant Family Vineyard President, Bettina Bryant.

Madrona Vineyard is one of three exceptional vineyards from which BETTINA is sourced. Situated on the western outskirts of St. Helena where the valley meets the hills, Madrona Ranch’s prime location is ideal for accumulating sloughed-off soil from the adjacent mountain. With a soil combination of Pleasanton and Aiken loams, the vineyard’s dark and intense fruit fleshes out the wine and delivers a structured weight to the wine’s mid-palate.

Thorevilos Vineyard is one of three exceptional vineyards from which BETTINA is sourced. Located on a west-facing slope in the eastern hills of St. Helena, the Thorevilos Vineyard’s white tufa rock and volcanic clays help create well-drained, mineral-rich soils. The resulting fruit from this vineyard displays strong varietal characteristics, which help to build the backbone of the BETTINA wine.

Lucia Howell Mountain is one of three exceptional vineyards from which BETTINA is sourced. Located at an elevation of 2,100 feet, the vineyard consists of Aiken volcanic soils strewn with rhyolite pebbles. A cool site with excellent sun exposure, the Lucia Howell Mountain soils display a compelling combination of richness and minerality, creating BETTINA’s powerful structure and lucid aromatics.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Medium

nose

Intense

Written Notes

"big beautiful black cherry fruit surrounded by spices and minerals, complex, good acidity keeps it balanced- 93"   The 35th wine, in the same excellent flight as Realm Tokalon, Garguilo and Spottswoode.

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The Bettina is usually very impressive. The dense plum/purple-colored 2009 Bettina offers lots of white chocolate, espresso roast, Asian spice, black currant and incense characteristics as well as an attractive, suave, fleshy mouthfeel. It can be enjoyed today and over the next 15 years.

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Information

Origin

Napa, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

3h

Drinking temperature

18C

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 Michael Jones, Wine Blogger (United States)  tasted  Bettina 2009  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

"big beautiful black cherry fruit surrounded by spices and minerals, complex, good acidity keeps it balanced- 93"   The 35th wine, in the same excellent flight as Realm Tokalon, Garguilo and Spottswoode.

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 Robert Parker Points, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Bettina 2009  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

The Bettina is usually very impressive. The dense plum/purple-colored 2009 Bettina offers lots of white chocolate, espresso roast, Asian spice, black currant and incense characteristics as well as an attractive, suave, fleshy mouthfeel. It can be enjoyed today and over the next 15 years.

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