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    Roast lamb served medium-rare

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate / The flagship wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, has an amazing, pure, crème de cassis set of aromatics and flavors, an inky purple color, gorgeous purity, full-bodied opulence and all of the characteristics one expects from this great, first-growth quality vineyard on a steep hillside on Pritchard Hill. The finish goes on for a good 45-50 seconds and the wine shows slightly more structure than many 2014s, but is super-rich and concentrated, with at least 25-30 years of future drinking ahead of it as well as evolution. 

Rating: 97+

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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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Winemaker Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from our 13-acre estate vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey. 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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30 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep and Ruby red

ending

Endless, Extensive and Pure

flavors

Blackberry, Vanilla, Cigar-box, Leather, Tobacco and Truffles

nose

Intense, Complex, Seductive and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Warming, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Full-bodied, Harmonious, Focused, Vigor and Silky tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Intelligent

Written Notes

Rich and full-bodied. Bryant 2014 has fabulous concentration, a full-bodied, multi-layered mouthfeel, and tremendous finish with moderate tannin. The dark berry flavors give this an elegant mouthfeel and ease the tannic strength. Tempting now if you give it at least 4 hours in a decanter, this is destined to evolve into a classic.

  • 98p

Bryant's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely stunning. Vibrant, nuanced and exceptionally polished, the 2014 captures all the potential this wine showed when I first started tasting the separate lots from barrel that fall. Powerful and yet also wonderfully translucent, the 2014 exudes class from start to the finish. The mountain tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer finesse of the fruit. A range of black cherry, plum, lavender, violet and sweet French oak nuances infuse the striking, deeply expressive finish. Brisk, energetic and focused, the 2014 possesses magnificent depth, huge intensity and exceptional overall balance. With the 2014, Bryant is once again squarely among Napa Valley's elite producers. There is little doubt Bryant's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the wines of the vintage.

  • 99p

Dark ruby. Utterly primary aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice. Extremely backward but fine-grained and energetic, showing captivating spicy lift to the youthful blue and black fruit flavors. This compellingly vibrant, unevolved wine practically tastes like a barrel sample. Elegant, vibrant and very pure, finishing with firm, building tannins and terrific energy. This wine, bottled in July of 2016, was racked only twice: after the malolactic fermentation and again in advance of the bottling.

  • 95p

The flagship wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, has an amazing, pure, crème de cassis set of aromatics and flavors, an inky purple color, gorgeous purity, full-bodied opulence and all of the characteristics one expects from this great, first-growth quality vineyard on a steep hillside on Pritchard Hill. The finish goes on for a good 45-50 seconds and the wine shows slightly more structure than many 2014s, but is super-rich and concentrated, with at least 25-30 years of future drinking ahead of it as well as evolution.

  • 97p

Deep, ruby red colour. Intense and complex nose – refined toasty aromas that are merged with ripe black fruits, dark chocolate and spices. Very tempting and seductive! Full-bodied, smooth mouthfilling richness, supple tannins and ripe delicate cassis fruit together form velvety texture with finesse. Long lingering finish – subtlety and delicate opulence. WOW, a giant with great charm!

  • 98p
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Napa, Napa Valley

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Bryant's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely stunning. Vibrant, nuanced and exceptionally polished, the 2014 captures all the potential this wine showed when I first started tasting the separate lots from barrel that fall. Powerful and yet also wonderfully translucent, the 2014 exudes class from start to the finish. The mountain tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer finesse of the fruit. A range of black cherry, plum, lavender, violet and sweet French oak nuances infuse the striking, deeply expressive finish. Brisk, energetic and focused, the 2014 possesses magnificent depth, huge intensity and exceptional overall balance. With the 2014, Bryant is once again squarely among Napa Valley's elite producers. There is little doubt Bryant's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the wines of the vintage. (AG)

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