2014 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2014
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 97+
Vinous Media: 95+
James Suckling: 100
Jeb Dunnuck: 97
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"The flagship wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, has an amazing, pure, crème de cassis set of aromatics and flavors, an inky purple color, gorgeous purity, full-bodied opulence and all of the characteristics one expects from this great, first-growth quality vineyard on a steep hillside on Pritchard Hill. The finish goes on for a good 45-50 seconds and the wine shows slightly more structure than many 2014s, but is super-rich and concentrated, with at least 25-30 years of future drinking ahead of it as well as evolution." (WA)

"Dark ruby. Utterly primary aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice. Extremely backward but fine-grained and energetic, showing captivating spicy lift to the youthful blue and black fruit flavors. This compellingly vibrant, unevolved wine practically tastes like a barrel sample. Elegant, vibrant and very pure, finishing with firm, building tannins and terrific energy. This wine, bottled in July of 2016, was racked only twice: after the malolactic fermentation and again in advance of the bottling." (VM)

"Aromatic and vivid with blackberries, fresh mushrooms, blackcurrants and flowers. Full-bodied, firm and very silky. Tightly wound ball of silk. Extremely long and linear. Fine-grained. Lasts for minutes. Reminiscent of the great Napa reds of the 1950s and 1960s. Best to taste in 2025 but superb now. Greatest Bryant ever. " (JS)

"The top wine is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and it’s always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill. This is sensational juice offering heavenly notes of cassis, crushed flowers, graphite, and hints of minerality. With full-bodied richness, incredible purity of fruit, fine, fine tannin, and a great finish, it’s reminiscent of a first-growth from Pauillac and while it has the forward style of the 2014 vintage, will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and keep for 25+." (JD)

Winery Notes:
This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from our 13-acre estate vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey. This first growth vineyard is meticulously farmed by David Abreu, with whom we have worked closely for more than 12 years. A beautiful expression of our unique terroir, this wine is a testament to the dedication of our winemaking and vineyard team who aim to produce the finest wine possible from this site.