Sanguis Backseat Betty 2007 Front Label
Sanguis Backseat Betty 2007 Front Label

Sanguis Backseat Betty 2007

  • WE93
  • WS90
750ML / 15% ABV
Other Vintages
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $57.99
Try the
57 99
57 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Wed, Mar 4
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 15% ABV

Winemaker Notes

2007 was a vintage that made both vineyard managers and winemakers look pretty good. No worries or drama throughout the growing season, ability to pick seemingly 'at will' and textbook fermentations. Sanguis' only worry for the vintage was that it would be almost too well behaved. So, in '07 more than any other year, creativity in blending to bring out the vintage’s character was of the highest priority. Backseat Betty is the first of four blends the winery bottled from this vintage, and while probably the most forward of the bunch, it unfolds slowly.

Blend: 83% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 3% Viognier

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
The grapes for this marvelous Rhone blend come from various vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. The blend is 83% Syrah, 14% Grenache and 3% Viognier. The aroma is marked by the scent of white pepper, black cherry liqueur, dark chocolate and buttered toast, with similar flavors. It's rich to the point of decadence, yet balanced and minerally. New oak to the tune of 65% is easily integrated.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
A delicate style, with firm, ripe, spicy cherry, plum and mineral notes that are full-bodied and complex, unfolding gracefully and ending with a detailed finish. Syrah, Grenache and Viognier.
View More


View all products
Sanguis, California
Sanguis Winery Image
Wines that are singular, compelling and beautiful rely on great vineyards and proper farming in union with a healthy dose of confidence, determination and style. Like great food, they cannot exist without superior 'raw materials', the land where those are grown, or without a steady hand to shape them.

Sanguis wines are made in a converted warehouse in the heart of Santa Barbara's industrial zone (yes, there is one), from the grapes that they grow in the idyl that is called the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valleys - this juxtaposition is representative of the style of wine that is Sanguis.

Image for Santa Barbara Wine Central Coast, California content section

Santa Barbara Wine

Central Coast, California

View all products

With a dry and mild climate cooled significantly by moist ocean fog and breezes, Santa Barbara County is a grape-grower’s dream. Part of the larger Central Coast appellation, Santa Barbara is home to Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez Valley. The conditions here provide an opportunity for nearly effortless production of high-quality cool-climate wines. This is also the site of the 2004 film Sideways, which caused Pinot Noir’s popularity to skyrocket and brought new acclaim to the region.

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the stars of Santa Barbara, producing wines marked by racy acidity. Crisp Sauvignon Blanc and savory Syrah are also important. The region is home to many young and enthusiastic winemakers eager to experiment with less common varieties including Chenin Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Trousseau Gris, Gamay and Cabernet Franc, making it an exciting area to watch.

Image for Rhône Blends content section
View all products
LSB238083_2007 Item# 238083

Update your browser to enjoy all that has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 2/29/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...