2010 Bryant Family Vineyard

(Magnum)

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pritchard Hill,  Napa Valley,  California,  USA

$1,495
RP 99
V 95
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RP 99

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Teasing the taster with a possible three-digit perfection is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill. This beauty shows lots of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, spring flower and forest floor notes in an opulent, full-bodied, powerful, dense, rich style buttressed by significant ripe tannins and decent acidity. Again, the striking purity and singular character of this Bryant Cabernet Sauvignon oozes potential as well as pedigree. This spectacular, young Cabernet should turn out to be one of the all-time great Bryant Cabernet Sauvignons, rivaling their 1997, but slightly more structured. Forget this one for 3-4 years and drink it over the following three decades. Since its debut vintage in 1992, the Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has always been 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from a 13-acre vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey. It is a magnificent site that has served as a catalyst for other producers to plant vineyards in this gorgeous, distinctive micro-climate and terroir. The Bettina cuvee, named after Don Bryant’s wife, is a proprietary blend from viticulturist David Abreu’s three estate vineyards, Madrona Ranch, Thorevilos and his estate on Howell Mountain called Lucia. Often dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, it usually includes a considerable amount of Cabernet Franc and smaller quantities of Merlot and Petit Verdot. A third cuvee called DB4 is the least expensive offering produced from the same vineyards as the Bettina. Although I have not tasted any recent vintages, it is made in a more forward, drinkable style. As for the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon flagship wine from Pritchard Hill, after a period where Bryant Family changed winemakers and there were numerous distractions (2001 and 2002), these wines have come back to represent some of the most singular and prodigious Cabernet Sauvignons of Napa Valley. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue date: October 30, 2013. Drinking window: 2016-2046.
V 95

Vinous

Bright, full red-ruby. Deep, sexy, slightly gamey aromas of black raspberry, sage, truffle, black olive and dark chocolate, plus a suggestion of warm mixed nuts. As plump, silky and sweet as a Pomerol on entry, then thick and full in the middle palate, with sexy flavors of black raspberry, mocha, savory herbs and truffle. As large-scaled and mouthfilling as this is, it also boasts a saline complexity and good inner-mouth tension. In fact, I suspect this wine is beginning to absorb its baby fat and will approach its period of peak drinkability within the next two or three years, even if it will hold much longer than that. Finishes with substantial fine-grained, fully buffered tannins. This Cabernet may yet equal or surpass its 2009 predecessor. Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer. Tasting date: April 2020. Drinking window: 2022 - 2036.

2010 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, USA

This wine is considered a California cult favorite and a Bordeaux First Growth equivalent. After purchasing land on Pritchard Hill nearly 30 years ago, Don replanted the estate with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, employing modern viticulture practices and nurturing a team of local and international masters of their craft. His efforts quickly established one of California’s premier First Growth wines, the Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, now among Napa Valley’s most acclaimed labels. BRYANT ESTATE wines are currently harvested, blended and produced entirely by hand from grapes planted and grown on the original 13-acre estate, as well as on neighboring vineyards on Howell Mountain, Las Posadas and Madrona. The wines are also bottled, labeled, wrapped and packed by hand on the estate, then shipped directly to customers.

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RP 99

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Teasing the taster with a possible three-digit perfection is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill. This beauty shows lots of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, spring flower and forest floor notes in an opulent, full-bodied, powerful, dense, rich style buttressed by significant ripe tannins and decent acidity. Again, the striking purity and singular character of this Bryant Cabernet Sauvignon oozes potential as well as pedigree. This spectacular, young Cabernet should turn out to be one of the all-time great Bryant Cabernet Sauvignons, rivaling their 1997, but slightly more structured. Forget this one for 3-4 years and drink it over the following three decades. Since its debut vintage in 1992, the Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has always been 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from a 13-acre vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey. It is a magnificent site that has served as a catalyst for other producers to plant vineyards in this gorgeous, distinctive micro-climate and terroir. The Bettina cuvee, named after Don Bryant’s wife, is a proprietary blend from viticulturist David Abreu’s three estate vineyards, Madrona Ranch, Thorevilos and his estate on Howell Mountain called Lucia. Often dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, it usually includes a considerable amount of Cabernet Franc and smaller quantities of Merlot and Petit Verdot. A third cuvee called DB4 is the least expensive offering produced from the same vineyards as the Bettina. Although I have not tasted any recent vintages, it is made in a more forward, drinkable style. As for the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon flagship wine from Pritchard Hill, after a period where Bryant Family changed winemakers and there were numerous distractions (2001 and 2002), these wines have come back to represent some of the most singular and prodigious Cabernet Sauvignons of Napa Valley. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue date: October 30, 2013. Drinking window: 2016-2046.
V 95

Vinous

Bright, full red-ruby. Deep, sexy, slightly gamey aromas of black raspberry, sage, truffle, black olive and dark chocolate, plus a suggestion of warm mixed nuts. As plump, silky and sweet as a Pomerol on entry, then thick and full in the middle palate, with sexy flavors of black raspberry, mocha, savory herbs and truffle. As large-scaled and mouthfilling as this is, it also boasts a saline complexity and good inner-mouth tension. In fact, I suspect this wine is beginning to absorb its baby fat and will approach its period of peak drinkability within the next two or three years, even if it will hold much longer than that. Finishes with substantial fine-grained, fully buffered tannins. This Cabernet may yet equal or surpass its 2009 predecessor. Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer. Tasting date: April 2020. Drinking window: 2022 - 2036.

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