We can’t say enough about the wines coming from Bryant Family. We absolutely love them, and trust us, we’ve done the homework. We’ve done the tough job of tasting through back and current vintages to get a true feel for their style… and believe us when we say, they have yet to disappoint.
If you can get your hands on bottles from the 80’s and 90’s, prepare yourself for a taste of what “old school” Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is all about. Their wines are a true expression of the Pritchard Hill terroir they come from – Ethereal aromatics & pure minerality with vibrant acidity & plush tannin.
If you’ve never experienced Bryant Family and don’t necessarily want to make the financial commitment to their flagship wine, their Bettina bottling could be a perfect place to start. Sourced from David Abreu’s exceptional estate vineyards, Madrona, Thorevilos and Las Posadas, the winery describes the Bettina as having “Margaux-like femininity” and being “seductive, full-bodied and opulent”.
2015 Bryant Family Bettina
"Wonderful floral, fresh and bright aromas with excellent nuances of dark fruit, spices and fresh tobacco. Pencil shaving. Leafy. Mushrooms, too. Full-bodied, tight and clean. A racy and balanced Bettina. The balance is extremely impressive for this vintage."
98 , James Suckling
2017 Bryant Family Bettina
"The most ripe and sexy in the lineup, the 2017 Bettina checks in as 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petite Verdot. Ripe cassis, currants, crushed violets, and tobacco notes all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with a big, exuberant, bombastic profile that still stays flawlessly balance and light on its feet. While it shows mostly fruit at the moment, it has beautiful mid-palate depth as well as building tannins. Drink bottles any time over the coming 25-30 years."
96 , Jeb Dunnuck
2018 Bryant Family Bettina
"Very precise, focused aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and dark chocolate with violet and light tar undertones. Floral. Full-bodied, yet so manicured and refined with tannins that are polished and slightly dusty. Vibrant energy in the tannins, instead of just raw power. Some minerality. Very long finish. 65% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot,, 13% petit verdot, and 4% cabernet franc. Try after 2027, but already such a beautiful young wine. 580 cases made."
98 , James Suckling