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2014 Bryant Family - DB4 (Cabernet Sauvignon)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WA
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 306497-2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2014 Proprietary DB4 showed loads of black cherry, a good bit of wood spice, earth, and a medium to full body. This wine has Pomerol lushness, but also aromatics reminiscent of a great grand cru red Burgundy from the Cote de Nuits. It is perfumed, medium-bodied and beautifully textured and pure. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
    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 Founded in 1987 by Don Bryant, the wines were originally made by Helen Turley.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

    • 147 bottles owned
    • 21 collectors