Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Completely sourced from David Abreu's three vineyards, Madrona, Thorevilos and Howell Mountain, the Bettina Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The wine offers up sweet notes of white chocolate, espresso, blackberry and cassis. There are some floral notes as well in this medium to full-bodied, lush, sexy wine. It is best drunk over the next 12-15 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Starts out supple and charming, building depth and chewy tannins simultaneously, demonstrating intensity and range of flavor while sowing doubts about whether the tannins will ever ease off. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 155 bottles owned
- 37 collectors