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2009 Bryant Family Bettina Bryant Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 388616-2009

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$389.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (bottled in August 2011; 55.6% cabernet sauvignon, 23.8% cabernet franc, 16.9% merlot and 3.7% petit verdot): Good deep red. Fresh aromas of redcurrant, violet, minerals, licorice, menthol and forest floor; more floral than the flagship cabernet. Rich and sweet in the mouth, with terrific blue and black berry intensity. Not quite as suave as the flagship bottling but vibrant and very long; the tannins are chewy and broad but a bit less polished. Still youthfully tight.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Shares the plush texture and savory herb, spice and lavender notes of the Cabernet, presented in a tight mix of dried currant, mineral, crushed rock and tobacco flavors. Half Cabernet, half other Bordeaux varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The Bettina is usually very impressive. The dense plum/purple-colored 2009 Bettina offers lots of white chocolate, espresso roast, Asian spice, black currant and incense characteristics as well as an attractive, suave, fleshy mouthfeel. It can be enjoyed today and over the next 15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 98

    The estate's 2009 Bettina offers up sweet red berries, freshly cut flowers, mint, spices and crushed rocks. The 2009 Bettina stands out for its bright, high-toned aromas and flavors, as well as its intense, saline minerality. Everything about the 2009 is in the right place. This is a flat-out great bottle of wine. In a word: Fabulous. Wow! - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Deep dark gorgeous ruby red color, great big nose of red berries, huge mouthfeel with some tough tannins in the back of the mouth which are not offensive, long finish, great wine
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: David 429
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Excellent
    Author: Jeff H
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Smoke on the nose. Dark fruit with layers of complexity. Paired well with food. Tannins perfect.
    Author: Mike N296

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 666 bottles owned
  • 118 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 118 collectors)