Bryant 06 98 pts WS 8/09, plus other Napa Cabs

BRYANT FAMILY
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
98 points |  750 cases made | Red
Delightfully complex, elegant, rich and subtle, with a core of ripe,
spicy currant, black cherry and plum that’s pure and focused,
supple and juicy, with an amazing finish that reverberates with
flavor. Shows great balance, concentration and persistence. Best
from 2010 through 2020. From California.—J.L.

MAYBACH
Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Materium Weitz
Vineyard 2006
96 points |  525 cases made | Red
An amazing wine, smooth, rich and layered, full-bodied and
elegant. Delivers a complex mix of supple currant and blackberry,
with touches of anise, cedar and mineral that unfold on the palate,
offering extra dimensions of complexity and nuance at every turn.
The finish is delightful. Best from 2010 through 2017.—J.L.

SWITCHBACK RIDGE
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2006
93 points | 942 cases made | Red
Wonderful purity of Cabernet fruit, intense and concentrated, with
a medley of black currant, blackberry, dark plum, spice and black
licorice. Firm and focused, with chewy tannins. The core flavors
are deep and persistent, ending with a touch of heat. Best from
2010 through 2017.—J.L.



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