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2011 Bryant Family --- Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 45430-2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    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.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2017-2017
    Author: Aylward Justin
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Elizabeth S
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Ben Rhodes
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2017-2037
    Author: Gallo Boy
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 Founded in 1987 by Don Bryant, the wines were originally made by Helen Turley.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

  • 271 bottles owned
  • 64 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 64 collectors)