Yes infanticide! Double decanted and through a aerator plus a two hour decant. It shows amazing promise but it’s likely fifteen or more years in the future which I don’t have! — 8 months ago
Napa at its best. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Cabernet Franc (22%) and Petit Verdot (18%) from the estate on Pritchard Hill in Oakville, (not far from Colgin and Bryant Family), including fruit from the Mondavi family’s famed and controversial To Kalon vineyard. Silky, opulent, balanced. Well integrated oak. Dried fruit. Hints of vanilla, chocolate — 4 years ago
The 2009 Bryant Family Wine Cabernet Sauvignon WWB, 100) is a stunning wine made by superstar winemaker Todd Alexander that is singing in harmony at the ten year mark. Aromatically intense, dense and downright intoxicating, the Cabernet slowly unveils Creme de cassis with shades of red bell pepper, mocha, tar, and anise that all come together in marvelously in the glass. The aromatic range is simply sensational as you are brought back to the glass for more decadence. On the mouth the seamless and weightless quality of the wine is quite remarkable. While showing obvious power and richness the seamless texture effortlessly glides across the mid-palate. The tannins have fully resolved in this muscular, yet elegant and sultry wine is astoundingly good now. Simply put, this is perfection in a bottle. Drink 2019-2040- 100 — 4 years ago
This is the last fruit MH will get from Stagecoach. Gallo bought the vineyard. Seems the 1,300 acre site deal will help Gallo grow Orin Swift and Louis Martini, and down the road it may help it with new projects. Producers who purchased Stagecoach fruit include; Bryant Family Vineyard and Dalla Valle. Krupp sells fruit to more than 90 wineries, including Alpha Omega, Caymus, Duckhorn and Pahlmeyer.
Pretty nose with perfume, candied, purple florals. A lot beauty and elegance.
Beautiful tannins, soft, supple and dusty. Feel tiny in the mouth but are sweet & tarry. Ripe, juicy, blackberries, black raspberries, purple fruits, plum & strawberries. Powdery rocks, dry, river stone, light, fresh tobacco, used leather, steeped fruit tea, touch of fresh bay leaves, dark, rich soil, black licorice, chocolate cake, berry fruit cola, fresh, red, dark, purple and blue florals. Excellent rainfall acidity. Well structured, nice tension with very good balance. The long finish starts juicy, fruity and mixes in the soft earth. Lasts minutes. Hard to resist now and easy to drink young but would love to try this again in 10-15 years. — 5 months ago
Wow what a wine! Out of my price range, but I'll drink someone else's bottle any day! — 2 years ago
Who gives a shit what it tastes like, Kobe Bryant is no longer with us. I’m from Cali and you couldn’t be more devastated. Pouring a taste out of this to Kobe. — 4 years ago
Inspire Napa Valley Sat night event...walk around tasting, dinner, auction at Round Pound estate.
Over 30 participating Wineries:
Dalla Valle vineyard
Vine Hill Ranch
Etc. — 5 months ago
A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend!
Had the 2012 Odette Reserve or 2012 Bryant Family not been on the table, this may have won the night. Whereas the other two were drinking deliciously, this displayed more youthful notes than I expected. The fruit here was really bright...candied black cherries, fresh blueberries and blackberries, baking spices, toasted oak, and savory charcoal. Nicely compact on the palate...bing cherries dusted in dark chocolate shavings, Black Forest cake, sandalwood, and smoked meat. If opening now, decant for a few hours. — 4 years ago