Bryant Family Vineyard Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

$599

One of Napa Valley's most collectible Cabernets! Extremely limited. 96+ Points Robert Parker:  "Smoke, tar, incense and licorice are some of the many notes that emerge from the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an especially dark, brooding vintage for Bryant. Cassis, pencil shavings and melted road tar emerge later, adding further complexity and nuance. Unlike the 2009, there is little in the way of early appeal. On the other hand, I see the 2010 drinking beautifully for many, many years. There is an underlying vein of minerality that gives the 2010 a sense of energy and focus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.... ...Perched on Pritchard Hill above the shores of Lake Hennessey, Bryant is without question one of the most spectacular vineyards in Napa Valley. I don’t see any reason why the Cabernets that emerge from this property shouldn’t be among the top 5-10 wines in the valley each and every year, but continuity is the key to making that happen. Following the departure of Helen Turley in 2002, Bryant has employed Philippe Melka, Mark Aubert, Ross Wallace, Helen Keplinger and now Todd Alexander, who took over in October 2012."

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Ratings on Delectable

ADAM STROMFELD Delectable Pro

Soft and elegant red cherries

Soft and elegant red cherries

9.7

Harumph Wines Delectable Pro

Owner Harumph Wines

Needs time. Wah-wah.

Needs time. Wah-wah.

8.0

Rick Baumgarten Delectable Pro

Thanks, Doug Cohen. Delish. Rich, deep, and balanced.

Thanks, Doug Cohen. Delish. Rich, deep, and balanced.

9.5

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Horrible, hot, over oaked, over extracted palate numbing liquid

Horrible, hot, over oaked, over extracted palate numbing liquid

8.1

Lyle Coffield Delectable Pro

Sommelier Kokkari, Evvia Estatorios

It is what it is. Way too expensive... But insanely delicious.

It is what it is. Way too expensive... But insanely delicious.

9.7

David Wanek

Huge wine. Really enjoyed it. Full throttle but fruit under control which showcases the wine making.

Huge wine. Really enjoyed it. Full throttle but fruit under control which showcases the wine making.

9.8

Janet Ross

This was our NYE wine. Bryant Family was the first really great wine I ever had many years ago (a 1995 if I recall). This bottle brought me right back to that experience. I love the flavors of this wine. A bit woodsy with some cassis and a little black truffle mixed in. Perfectly balanced. The 2010's are ready to drink now

This was our NYE wine. Bryant Family was the first really great wine I ever had many years ago (a 1995 if I recall). This bottle brought me right back to that experience. I love the flavors of this wine. A bit woodsy with some cassis and a little black truffle mixed in. Perfectly balanced. The 2010's are ready to drink now

10

Andrew Davidoff

Way early for this. Another 10 years in the bottle will do this one nicely.

Way early for this. Another 10 years in the bottle will do this one nicely.

9.3

E & K G

Wow! Silky smooth tannins that are very well integrated. Dark berries, with a hint of freeness that disappeared with a decant. Super long finish that went on for dayssssss. Perfect pairing with lamb chops. So glad I still have a bottle to revisit in another 5yrs.

Wow! Silky smooth tannins that are very well integrated. Dark berries, with a hint of freeness that disappeared with a decant. Super long finish that went on for dayssssss. Perfect pairing with lamb chops. So glad I still have a bottle to revisit in another 5yrs.

9.3

Andrew Davidoff

Big, jammy, luscious, full body - new world goodness. Yummy. And Young. This is going be much better with another 5-7 years in the bottle I think.

Big, jammy, luscious, full body - new world goodness. Yummy. And Young. This is going be much better with another 5-7 years in the bottle I think.

9.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.