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2009 Bryant Family --- Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 45430-2009-750-3B
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The fabulous 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill displays the tell-tale floral character that routinely emerges from this vineyard, along with blueberry and black currant liqueur intermixed with hints of oak, camphor and incense. The purity of the fruit, the layered, multidimensional mouthfeel and spectacular 50-second finish are all characteristics of some of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons Napa Valley has ever produced. This beauty is one of the candidates for wine of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 25-30 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (bottled in June of 2011): Dark ruby-red. High-pitched, slightly exotic aromas of brambly berries, minerals and jasmine tea. Sweet, dense and suave on entry, then extremely primary in the middle, with firm acidity giving shape to the wine's generous, seamless texture. Very aromatic but very young. One senses plenty of extraction here but the texture is quite smooth and the tannins polished. Finishes with lovely aromatic persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    A real beauty, exhibiting riveting aromatics that touch a range of dark berry, green olive and herb flavors, with cedar, mocha and espresso notes. Yet for all the size and density of this Cabernet, the tannins are fine and silky.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: sbind
  • Self | Rating: 98

    A gorgeous ruby red to the rim, huge nose of blackberries, blueberries and other huge fruits, an amazing mouthfeel with beautiful soft well integrated tannins with a huge almost one minute finish. An amazing wine drinkable now and for another 10 years.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: David 429
Located high above Lake Hennessy, the vineyards which supply this outstanding expression of Napa's bounty are some of the few influenced by the moderating influence of a relatively large body of water. At 1,500-feet, the high altitude of the Pritchard Hill area also serves to produce low yields of premium grapes that provide the dense, concentrated, black fruit aspect of this enormously complex 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded in 1987 by Don Bryant, the wines were originally made by Helen Turley. The current winemaker is Marc Gagnon with Michel Rolland consulting.

See other similar producers:Groth Vineyards and Winery,Araujo Estate Wines,Screaming Eagle

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

  • 795 bottles owned
  • 123 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 123 collectors)