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  • Country ranking ?

    83
  • Producer ranking ?

    10
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2045
  • Food Pairing

    Beef Tenderloin with Shitake Mushrooms and Crisp Rosemary Potatoes

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95 points Antonio Galloni

  Bryant's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Bryant Family Vineyard is incredibly silky, polished and vibrant. Sweet red berries, mint, wild flowers and crushed rocks flow across the palate in an energetic, tense wine loaded with focus and cut. The 2011 is a bit understated relative to previous years, but its balance is terrific. High-toned floral and savory notes add an attractive upper register to the finish. I won't be surprised if the 2011 flies under the radar for a while. Wines from this property have a way of developing beautifully in bottle. 95+ (AG)   (11/2013) 

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  The softer, lighter 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill reveals no hint of herbaceousness. It offers lots of red and black currants intertwined with hints of blueberry liquor, fewer floral notes, and attractive, medium-bodied, juicy fruit that provides allure as well as opulence. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years. (RP)  (10/2013) 

Wine Spectator

  Creamy textured from the start and gracefully built, with a subtle mix of mocha, black cherry, anise, cedar, dill and espresso notes, fanning out on the finish and ending with firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. (Web Only—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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Wine Information

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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Tasting note

color

Deep, Purple and Dark

ending

Long, Flavorful and Pure

flavors

Blackcurrant, Chocolate, Mint, Toasty, Leather and Tobacco

nose

Youthful, Pure, Complex and Ripe

taste

Average in Acidity, Warming, High tannin, Concentrated, Well-structured, Perfectly balanced, Youthful, Full-bodied, Fragrant, Refined, Focused and Silky tannins

Verdict

Excellent and nice but not special

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle, is in a perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is purple, and looking dark, bright and deep. On the nose it is wide, complex, seductive, rich and pure. The taste is focused, vigor, fragrant, refined, warming, with sweet tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied, with perfectly balanced, well-structured and concentrated structure. On the palate it is layered and has chocolate, nutty, perfumed, leather, herbs, blackcurrant, tobacco, tropical fruits, truffles, mint and mineral flavours. The finish is long, lingering, flavorful and pure. This wine is intelligent, sexy and excellent. I paid around 1k-3k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years and decant at least 2t before tasting.
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  • 97p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red, and looking dark and deep. On the nose it is youthful, refined, complex, ripe, generous and pure. The taste is elegant, perfumed, fragrant, toasty, vivid, refined, powerful, with high tannin ., with silky tannins, full-bodied, with concentrated, good texture, well-structured, multi-dimensional structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has chocolate, blackcurrant, cassis, spice and toasty flavours. The finish is endless, flavorful, spicy and vibrant. This wine is wonderful, excellent, impressive and masterpiece. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years.
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  • 98p
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Information

Origin

Napa, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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