Red

2012 Bryant Family Vineyard Bettina

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2016 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • apg23 Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 1, 2019 - Tasted at the winery. Surprisingly slighly better mouth feel than Bryant flagship wine in my opinion, but they are both fantastic. A great Napa wine.

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 19, 2019 - Decanted and served. Balanced and precise Cabernet blend that evolved over three hours. I'd probably give this a three-hour decant next time. Pretty standard flavor profile for a Napa cab with cassis, licorice, coffee, spice. Gorgeous on the palate, especially after some air.

  • PGB Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 29, 2018 - This is dense closed and with fine tannins. Tried it over two hours and it didn't open up much. Concentrated fruit, not much sense of oak or caramel. We need to give it time to see whether its great - like the mothership Bryant, or permanently like this - more like Rudd

  • Collector1855 wrote: 93 points

    June 17, 2017 - During a CabSav Dinner. Oh my goodness, I cant believe my eyes. A flock of tasters on the CT site giving this wine between 95-98 points. Seriously? This is a good, but aromatically a fairly harmless CabSav that also feels too sweet on the palate. Don't get me wrong, decent, commercial Cab Sav but no way this is anywhere near the upper 90ies. Again, for Napa drinkers who like it plush, I suggest to attend a Bordeaux Left Bank 2009 tasting and you will see that richness and complexity can go together. Or, if it has to be Napa, try Colgin IX.

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  • charleshetzel wrote: 98 points

    July 1, 2015 - Our first exposure to Bettina - this was an excellent Cabernet but not so sure it's worth $465

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 10/1/2014 (link)

    (Bryant Family Vineyard Bettina St. Helena, Thorevilos, Howell Mt.) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

    (Bryant Bettina Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bryant Family Vineyard
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Bettina
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 44 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,262 (84%)
  • Consumed 191 (13%)

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