With this exclusive membership, you will gain access to a monthly wine club that is modified according to your personal taste! Owner hand-selected wines that will never touch your lips before first being reviewed and approved by Mike Good, himself! Members will provide feedback via email or website on each case received. Mike will then use his expertise and experience to adjust the next month’s shipment to your preferred palate! Can’t get enough of one wine? Let Mike know to see what else you might love! You may even find your own tastes growing and expanding to include new wine styles. Join or cancel at any time, this isn’t a wireless contract! We even allow the opportunity to skip months. Your Wine Club membership also includes the exclusive Timeless Wines service to store your wine during the summer heat or the winter freeze. Schedule a preferred date each month to receive, or allow us to choose the best date based on weather conditions…this is your Club based on Y-O-U!
Betz Family La Serenne Syrah is 100% Syrah
La Serenne is the most reflective of the site/vintage dynamic of our three single-site 2012 Syrahs. Lovers of this wine know that its source, the Boushey Vineyard, is the highest altitude of the three vineyards and is typically the latest harvested. This cool site was accentuated by the cooler season and the results reflect the seriousness of this vineyard and its care.
An extraordinary, nearly impenetrable black purple color leads to a concentrated, inky aromatic impression: smoky black cherry and wild blackberry dominate, but a litany of supporting aromas is already emerging: smoke, violet, mushroom, roasted meat, Chinese 5 spice and minerals. It has a full attack on entry and a big, rich mouthfeel that goes on and on.
2012 is our 13th harvest from this site and these rows. We continue to be impressed with the chameleon nature of this vineyard, in cool years and hot, in heat spikes and cool springs: it provides us with surprises and opportunities at every harvest. While the themes of deep black fruits and pliant structure always surface, the nuance of this vineyard and its care (thank you, Dick Boushey) make it some of the most satisfying fruit we work with every harvest.
"The pure, elegant and textured 2014 Syrah la Serenne offers that classic violet and floral characteristics of the cuvee, as well as medium to full-bodied richness, lots of black raspberry fruit, fine, sweet tannin and a great finish. It’s not as powerful or concentrated as the La Cote Rousse, yet it’s a joy to drink and will cruise for a decade or more on its balance and purity. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #225, June 2016), 93 pts