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2013 Bryant Family - DB4 (Cabernet Sauvignon)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 306497-2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A rich, sophisticated effort, this is dense and robust, delivering tiers of zesty wild berry, blackberry, spice, oak, mocha and licorice notes. The flavors glide through the finish, with a grip of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2028
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    Bryant's DB4 is one of Napa Valley's hidden gems. Round, sweet and expressive - especially for the year - the 2013 exudes richness and intensity, with no excess weight and fabulous overall balance. The 2013 benefits from a high presence of Cabernet Franc that in most years makes the cut for the Bettina. Raspberry jam, mocha, rose petals and mint add the closing shades of nuance. Savvy readers should take note; DB4 is one of the finest wines in Napa Valley in its price range, or any price range for that matter.
    Drink Dates: 2016 - 2025
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The Bryant family's 2013 DB4 is from younger parcels of the estate vineyard blended with fruit that Don Bryant, the proprietor, purchases from David Abreu's vineyards, such as the Madrona, Thorevilos and Howell Mountain sites. This wine has a deep ruby/purple color and sexy, up-front notes of chocolate, mulberry, blackcurrants and forest floor. It is lush, fleshy and totally captivating. This lovely, medium to full-bodied, plush and precociously styled wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 12-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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 Founded in 1987 by Don Bryant, the wines were originally made by Helen Turley.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.

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    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

    • 279 bottles owned
    • 41 collectors