“The 2016 Proprietary Red DB4 is composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, sourced from three David Abreu properties: Madrona, Thorevilos and Lucia Howell Mountain. In recent years, some of the Bryant estate fruit has been incorporated. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with lovely spice cake and plums notions over a cassis and red rose core with hints of pencil lead and cedar chest. The palate is full, rich, opulent and spicy with lovely plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. Very polished!” – Wine Advocate.
2016 was an exceptional vintage for those on Pritchard Hill, especially Bryant. And despite all the newcomers planting their home base on this special geographic location, Bryant Family remains one of the best. As it overlooks Lake Hennessey, their estate vineyard faces northwest and has about 60% morning sun and 40% afternoon sun with a cooling effect from the western winds. Since their first vintage in 1992, they have been working with David Abreu as their vineyard manager with Michel Rolland as their consulting oenologist. KK Carothers is leading their winemaking team and was an intern with Bryant a few years prior.