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  • Food Pairing

    Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherry Sauce

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  Bryant’s flagship wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill offers a rare but magnificent forest floor/floral aromatic profile with lavishly rich, ripe notes of crème de cassis, blueberry and black raspberry liqueur. Fleshy, opulent, full-bodied and multidimensional, it conceals some significant tannins behind its wealth of extract and fruit. From a first-growth quality, hillside vineyard (13 acres), this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeously pure as well as impeccably well-balanced with a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood. In fact, the new oak component, which is significant, is largely obliterated by the wine’s stunning fruit. This majestic Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. (RP)   (12/2014) 

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is silky, layered and very polished throughout. Red cherry, spice cake, crushed flowers and mint are laced together in a gracious, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon. Hints of orange peel and cinnamon add an exotic flair as the wine opens up. Bryant's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is quite pretty, but it should really be more than that. It should be viscerally thrilling in the way the best vintages are.  (12/2014)

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The Story

Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from our 13-acre estate vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey.

The vineyard’s west-facing slope is perfectly positioned to capture the prevailing cool lake breezes, while also providing protection from drying canyon winds. The unique combination of rocky Sobrante soil, sunlight, cool breezes, soil depth and meticulous farming site to yield wines of exceptional quality. This first growth vineyard is meticulously farmed by David Abreu, with whom we have worked closely for more than 12 years. A beautiful expression of our unique terroir, this wine is a testament to the dedication of our winemaking and vineyard team who aim to produce the finest wine possible from this site.

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Vintage 2012

Bryant Family Vineyard is located at the northern end of Prichard Hill and overlooks Lake Hennessey. The vineyard’s west-facing slope is perfectly positioned to capture the prevailing cool lake breezes, while also providing protection from drying canyon winds. The unique combination of rocky Sobrante soil, sunlight, cool breezes, soil depth and meticulous farming site to yield wines of exceptional quality.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Healthy

ending

Long, Flavorful and Extensive

flavors

Dried-fruit, Leather, Earthy, Mineral, Truffles and Blackberry

nose

Intense, Fresh, Refined and Generous

taste

Concentrated, Perfectly balanced, Complex, Youthful, Full-bodied, Refined, Firm, Fragrant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Impressive and Transparent

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle, is in a perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is ruby red, and looking healthy, dark and deep. On the nose it is intense, youthful, refined, fresh and generous. The taste is fresh, fragrant, firm, refined, with silky tannins, full-bodied, with perfectly balanced, complex, concentrated structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackberry, dried-fruit, earthy, herbs, leather, perfumed, mineral, vanilla and truffles flavours. The finish is long, extensive, flavorful and vibrant. This wine is transparent and impressive. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years and decant at least over 4h before tasting.
  • 95p
Good looking normal size bottle, is in a excellent condition and has by the neck level. Colour is ruby red, and looking bright and full. On the nose it is intense, fresh, seductive and rich. The taste is focused, refined, with silky tannins, full-bodied, with balanced, good texture and concentrated structure. On the palate it is layered and has dried-fruit, raspberry, truffles, tropical fruits, blackcurrant, spice, smoky and cigar-box flavours. The finish is long, extensive, flavorful and pure. This wine is intelligent, sophisticated and fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting.
  • 95p
Good looking normal size bottle, is in a excellent condition and has by the neck level. Colour is ruby red, and looking bright and deep. On the nose it is intense, refined, fresh and opulent. The taste is fragrant, firm, refined, full-bodied, with perfectly balanced, multi-dimensional, well-structured and concentrated structure. On the palate it is layered and has pepper, dried-fruit, leather, mineral, spice, blackcurrant, tobacco, mint, earthy and coffee flavours. The finish is long, flavorful, pure and vibrant. This wine is intelligent, impressive and fine. I paid around 1k-3k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least over 4h before tasting.
- (Created by Tb)
  • 95p

Information

Origin

Napa, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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