A true expression of the Pritchard Hill terroir, Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was first released in 1992 and is culled solely from grapes grown on the estate’s 13-acre vineyard. This First Growth wine conveys the long winemaking history of the region, a confluence of climate and soil plus a team of experts committed to nurturing its creation. Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon possesses ethereal aromatics and pure minerality that give focus and energy. The complexity of the site yields unusually dynamic wines for a single varietal. The wines of the mid-90s inform our current, somewhat more restrained approach towards crafting wines that demonstrate structural elegance, balance with good acidity and plush tannins — all elements that make them very age-worthy.
Subtle and complex aromas of blackcurrants, mushrooms, bark, flowers and fresh herbs. A full-to medium-bodied wine with persistent, powdery and polished tannins that give a dense, silky texture. Succulent and juicy at the end with almost blood-orange character. Purity and energy.
- James Suckling, 99 pts.
2019 enjoyed an even growing season with no extremes and a leisurely harvest. This pure Cabernet Sauvignon has an imposing blackcurrant nose. The palate is predictably rich and opulent but there's no heaviness, and the fruit is concentrated yet not to excess. Despite a rather warm finish, the wine seems balanced and has fine length. Drinking Window: 2024 - 2040.
- Decanter, 94 pts.