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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Betts & Scholl Hermitage Blanc 2005
Betts & Scholl Hermitage Blanc 2005
(search item no. 106485)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Betts & Scholl is a joint effort between Master Sommelier Richard Betts and contemporary art collector Dennis Scholl. Betts & Scholl have forged relationships with several wine making legends in France, Australia and the United States who are passionate about making expressive, elegant and terroir driven wines. The Hermitage wines are a collaborative effort between Betts & Scholl and the legendary Chave family.
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About Betts & Scholl:

Betts & Scholl is a cooperative effort between Richard Betts, Master Sommelier & winemaker and Dennis Scholl, contemporary art collector and joyous wine drinker, who typically finds himself either in Aspen or Miami Beach. Together, they created special relationships with star growers and winemakers from around the world to share in the Betts & Scholl vision.

This partnership is totally dedicated to making great wine as Richard & Dennis see it, which is, ultimately, wine that they like to drink. No trophies, no wine for competition, just wine for the table — wine made to be enjoyed in the spirit of those wines that got Richard hooked on the whole deal in the first place. This is to say wine you can drink everyday — a grocery, if you will — something that is on the table at lunch, at dinner, in harmony with food, an essential part of the meal. This notion is fundamental to great living all over Europe, and it's one that Betts & Scholl aims to bring back and live every day.

So Betts & Scholl chose to make the good stuff! Richard & Dennis' shared aesthetic spoke for elegant, complex, balanced wines of great perfume and finesse with the power to seduce. The object of the B&S fancy is neither the obvious nor the forceful. Instead it is those wines that transport: They taste only of the place from where they’ve come. Come take the trip.