Plethora of Large Format and Back-Vintages
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Bryant Estate is located on a 13 acre stretch of land in Pritchard Hill. Elevated above the fog line, the grapes here can ripen evenly and develop a rich and dark flavor profile. This elevation is key to the success of the Bryant Family wines. Ex winemaker and super consultant, Philippe Melka explains that what makes Pritchard Hill so special is that it is “the best of both worlds: Oakville sophistication with the extra intensity of a hillside.”

 

Below we have listed a collection of 12 vintages of the acclaimed Bryant Estate, including a variety of large format and back vintage bottlings that are well under the current mailing list prices. We also have 6 bottles of the Bryant inaugural 1992 vintage!

 

Even though it is extremely hard to just highlight one from the list; we would have to shine the spotlight on the 1998 Bryant. We have 32 bottles to choose from and it is the lowest price in the country!  

It is no secret that the current mailing list prices of Napa wines have been traveling North. The way forward is to find these beautiful back-vintage, ready to drink wines at a much lower price point than the current releases.

 

 

1998 Bryant Family

"voluptuously-textured 1998 exhibiting superb intensity"

Robert Parker 

"I recently wrote an article in Food and Wine magazine itemizing the characteristics of a great wine. They are: 1) the ability to please both the palate and the intellect, 2) the ability to hold the taster's interest, 3) the ability to offer intense aromas and flavors without heaviness, 4) the ability to taste better with each sip, 5) the ability to improve with age, and 6) the ability to offer a singular personality. This wine satisfies every one of those requirements." Robert Parker.

1995 Bryant Family

 

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually perfect balance and equilibrium.

99 Pts - Robert Parker

1999 Bryant Family

 

Readers wanting more structure and a Bordeaux-like tannin profile should check out the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon. It is as close to a premier cru Bordeaux as Bryant may ever achieve. The tannin possesses a structure and astringency reminiscent of a young Bordeaux. The nose offers up scents of melted licorice, smoky barbecue, truffles, earth, blackberries, currants, coffee, graphite, and blueberries. It is more obviously muscular and less seductive than the 2000 or 2001, because the tannin is more aggressive. The finish is exceptionally long. The antithesis of the 2000, the 1999 will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. P.S. As this wine sat in the glass, its aroma brought to mind another wine ... the 1983 Palmer.

95 Pts - Robert Parker

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