The Bettina Bryant Proprietary Red Wine:
This is a beautifully layered and complex blend of Bordeaux varietals sourced from three of David Abreu’s own exceptional estate vineyards – Madrona, Thorevilos, and Lucia Howell Mountain. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, this powerhouse wine is made with the same attention to detail as the estate Cabernet Sauvignon and named after Bryant Family Vineyard President, Bettina Bryant.
TOP 100 AMERICAN WINES OF 2018 #45 - 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. Drink in 2021. - James Suckling 98 Points
The 2015 Bettina is typically based on a core of fruit from David Abreu’s Madrona Ranch, but in this vintage winemaker Marc Gagnon opted to blend in a considerable amount of fruit from Abreu’s Las Posadas Howell Mountain vineyard for added freshness. Powerful and intense in all of its dimensions, the 2015 is both immediate and also quite resonant in its depth. Super-ripe black cherry, torrefaction, espresso, menthol, licorice and dark spice notes infuse this heady, flamboyant wine from Bryant. - Vinous Media 93 Points
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Bettina Bryant Proprietary Red Wine has ripe black berry, black plums and black pepper notes over earthy/loam and forest floor nuances. Medium to full-bodied with a pleasantly earthy restraint in the mouth, it has a solid frame of chewy tannins and good length. This was tasted as a barrel sample. - Robert Parker 91-93 Points