Bryant Family Vineyard Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$499

98 Points Parker - rare                                    One of Napa Valley's most collectible Cabernets. Extremely limited. 98 Points Robert Parker:  "Bryant’s flagship wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill offers a rare but magnificent forest floor/floral aromatic profile with lavishly rich, ripe notes of crème de cassis, blueberry and black raspberry liqueur. Fleshy, opulent, full-bodied and multidimensional, it conceals some significant tannins behind its wealth of extract and fruit. From a first-growth quality, hillside vineyard (13 acres), this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeously pure as well as impeccably well-balanced with a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood. In fact, the new oak component, which is significant, is largely obliterated by the wine’s stunning fruit. This majestic Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 25-30 years... ...This brilliant estate high on Pritchard Hill has produced some of the greatest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon since it first burst on the scene in 1992. Proprietor Don Bryant now has over 20 years of experience and he continues to fashion one of the flagship Cabernet Sauvignons of that hallowed viticultural region."

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend! If picking, this was my wine of the night. One of those wines that just mesmerizes you and has you thinking about it days later. A perfect balance of classic Napa cab and new school style. I’d call this high toned in the way it shows such a gorgeous lift to the aromatics. So perfumed. Espresso, melted chocolate, ripe and candied black cherries, fresh squeezed blackberries, brown sugar and sandalwood. It’s impeccably balanced on the palate...decadent, yet restrained. Baking spices dance on the tongue, enveloped in dark red plum, bayleaf and the perfect marriage of acidity and tannin. Drop dead gorgeous now and for many years to come.

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend! If picking, this was my wine of the night. One of those wines that just mesmerizes you and has you thinking about it days later. A perfect balance of classic Napa cab and new school style. I’d call this high toned in the way it shows such a gorgeous lift to the aromatics. So perfumed. Espresso, melted chocolate, ripe and candied black cherries, fresh squeezed blackberries, brown sugar and sandalwood. It’s impeccably balanced on the palate...decadent, yet restrained. Baking spices dance on the tongue, enveloped in dark red plum, bayleaf and the perfect marriage of acidity and tannin. Drop dead gorgeous now and for many years to come.

9.7

Pierre Costa Delectable Pro

A hidden gem

A hidden gem

9.4

Bryce Wiatrak Delectable Pro

So beautifully polished - clean purity and lengthy. Silky textured and blue toned - violet, lavender, crushed rocks, rosemary and sage. Love this

So beautifully polished - clean purity and lengthy. Silky textured and blue toned - violet, lavender, crushed rocks, rosemary and sage. Love this

9.5

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

WOTN by far

WOTN by far

9.7

Roman Sukley

Rich aromas of blackberries, cassis, saddle leather, spice box and some caramelized brown sugar. Notes of espresso beans and cedar. Sexy, silky glycerol palate. Great balance. Long finish. My WOTN.

Rich aromas of blackberries, cassis, saddle leather, spice box and some caramelized brown sugar. Notes of espresso beans and cedar. Sexy, silky glycerol palate. Great balance. Long finish. My WOTN.

10

Todd Alexander Delectable Pro

I like where this is going - really well balanced and elegant

I like where this is going - really well balanced and elegant

9.5

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

Someone is jealous!!

Someone is jealous!!

10

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

The most absurdly long finish i have ever experienced. Had about 1.5 oz from a coravin pour. Cant wait to taste the rest. Already so polymerized for such youth. Blackberry preserves with vanilla like cashew flavors. Mossy wet soil like nose with a marshmallowy brown sugar like oak finish followed by candied red peppers. Un freakin believable. Needs more time, tannins are still quite coarse, but overall, this is going to evolve into silk. The best Bryant i have tasted. With age it will make knees buckle.

The most absurdly long finish i have ever experienced. Had about 1.5 oz from a coravin pour. Cant wait to taste the rest. Already so polymerized for such youth. Blackberry preserves with vanilla like cashew flavors. Mossy wet soil like nose with a marshmallowy brown sugar like oak finish followed by candied red peppers. Un freakin believable. Needs more time, tannins are still quite coarse, but overall, this is going to evolve into silk. The best Bryant i have tasted. With age it will make knees buckle.

10

Carrie Alexander Delectable Pro

This is a gorgeous expression of why the Bryant vineyard is so highly lauded. Elegant and balanced with red fruits, complex aromatics of sandalwood, pipe tobacco and flowers. Evolved so nicely in the glass. Was decanted just before pouring.

This is a gorgeous expression of why the Bryant vineyard is so highly lauded. Elegant and balanced with red fruits, complex aromatics of sandalwood, pipe tobacco and flowers. Evolved so nicely in the glass. Was decanted just before pouring.

9.9

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Soft cork, so I used the Durand just in case, This was pop & pour even though its a Mag

Soft cork, so I used the Durand just in case, This was pop & pour even though its a Mag

9.9

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