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2015 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7957599 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
15 $445
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I7977126 3 $410 Oct 17, 2021
I7971719 3 $410 Oct 10, 2021
I7966040 4 $410 Oct 3, 2021
I7960772 1 $410 Sep 26, 2021
I7952742 1 $410 Sep 19, 2021
I7949295 1 $410 Sep 12, 2021
I7942985 5 $410 Sep 5, 2021
I7939029 1 $435 Aug 29, 2021
I7937812 6 $410 Aug 29, 2021
I7897760 2 $435 Jul 18, 2021
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RATINGS

99James Suckling

Glorious aromas of perfumes, rose petals and currants. Lavender and violets. Full-bodied and dense. A rich center palate with polished and velvety tannins. Layered and gorgeous. A cylinder of fruit with firm and silky tannins, which drive the wine.

97-99The Wine Advocate

Offers up black cherries, crushed blackberries and mulberries notes with hints of pencil lead, damp soil, truffles, licorice and dark chocolate plus a waft of cigar boxes. Medium to full-bodied....taut, grainy tannins

95Vinous / IWC

Rich, sumptuous and exotically ripe, the Estate nevertheless maintains the size, shape and freshness...Expressive floral notes and red-toned fruit notes give the 2015 enough brightness to play off the naturally ripe, succulent fruit.

PRODUCER

Bryant Family Vineyard

Bryant Family Vineyards was founded in 1987 with the single purpose of making an extraordinary, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. Located on a 15-acre site in the hills east of St. Helena in Napa Valley, the winery is owned by Don and Barbara Bryant, who hired celebrity winemaker Helen Turley to make their early vintages. Like some other limited-production, artisanal California wines, Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon is available primarily through a mailing list. The vineyards are planted entirely in Cabernet Sauvignon. About 2,000 cases of wine are made each year. The high quality of the fruit is attributed to the hilly vineyard site near a lake, meaning that the grapes receive ideal amounts of sun as well as cooling breezes from the lake. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Bryant’s estate wine, the only wine it makes, “a Cabernet of majestic proportions.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.