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    126
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    8
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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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Bright ruby-red. The nose delivers a knockout combination of redcurrant, dark raspberry and graphite minerality, plus a suggestion of freshly poured concrete. Wonderfully suave and fine-grained, displaying outstanding thickness of fruit but also superb inner-mouth lift. A wine of great power and rising, palate-staining length. According to president Bettina Bryant, this is the only vintage to have hit 16% alcohol along with the '97 and '08 but it has the energy and sheer personality to support its high octane level.

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It is well-known that many of the vineyards and terroirs on Pritchard Hill can be magical, and this is unquestionably one of them. Bryant’s 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with exceptional aromatics consisting of stunningly pure blackberry, black raspberry and floral scents, full body and an opulent personality. Although this estate went through a few hiccups during its change in winemakers in 2001, the 2004 clearly shows this estate has come back with a vengeance. This stunning 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the superstars of the vintage. Drink it over the next two decades. (RP)

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Napa, Napa Valley

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