Betz Possibility 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington

“Red Blends account for much of the growing consumption of wine in the New World. Unrestricted by rules that exist in many Old World regions, here we are free to pair varieties that would make many European winemakers yelp, and bring new dimensions to our red wines. To date, this wine has been labelled Cuvee Frangin. The name was tough to pronounce and the character of the wine was often overshadowed by the efforts to explain the name. We stepped away from the French term, with Possibility reflecting the opportunity for experimenting and thinking outside the box that comes with New World winemaking.” “”What was previously called Cuvée Frangin, the 2016 Possibility checks in as a blend of 40% each of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot and Cinsault. It’s a ripe, upfront, juicy, delicious effort that has a classic inky purple Betz color, great notes of plums, blueberries, violets, and spice, medium to full-bodied richness, and a clean finish. It’s incredibly high quality and a great introduction to the wines of this estate..” – Jeb Dunnuck