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September 5, 2021 | John Doe

Forbes: BRION’s Single-Vineyard Terroir-Driven Cabs Worthy Of Cult Status

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Forbes Magazine: BRION’s Single-Vineyard Terroir-Driven Cabs Worthy Of Cult Status
Kim Westerman, August 2021

“…At a recent lunch with Fayard, the talented winemaker waxed poetic about minimal intervention and really listening to the grapes and following them where they lead. It’s clear that [Brion] Wise places a great deal of trust in Fayard and the other team members to execute his vision. And these luminous wines express that vision with equal parts grace and confidence.”

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John Doe
 
June 30, 2021 | John Doe

Wine Spectator: Napa & Sonoma Open Up

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Wine Spectator: Napa & Sonoma Open Up
Kim Marcus, Tim Fish, MaryAnn Worobiec, and Aaron Romano, June 2021

“…BRION makes single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from top appellations in Napa and Sonoma, overseen by a trio of talented winemakers—Julien Fayard, Mark Herold and Massimo Monticelli—who each specialize in a given site… For an exploration of Cabernet far from the madding crowd, BRION is hard to beat.”

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Time Posted: Jun 30, 2021 at 8:59 AM Permalink to Wine Spectator: Napa & Sonoma Open Up Permalink
John Doe
 
May 26, 2021 | John Doe

Robb Report: These Cabernets from BRION Will Change How You Think About Napa Cabs

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Robb Report: These Cabernets From Brion Will Change How You Think About Napa Cabs
Sara L. Schneider, May 2021

“Brion Wise has employed not one, but three, winemakers to coax the best out of his four vineyards’ terroir.…‘My intent was, and is, to marry each vineyard with a winemaker whose style best fits what comes from the land.’ That human understanding is critical, in Wise’s view, to making the best wine possible from a place. ‘What you do in the vineyard,’ he says, ‘goes all the way through to the bottle. Having winemakers that understand that, and understand what the vineyard delivers and how to extract that is everything. Farming techniques are critical in this process, and our philosophy is not to change what the vineyard delivers.’...The deft—and different—hands in these vineyards and on the wines show, and create a snapshot of diversity in the BRION 2016 lineup that Napa critics often fail to see.”

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Time Posted: May 26, 2021 at 11:09 AM Permalink to Robb Report: These Cabernets from BRION Will Change How You Think About Napa Cabs Permalink
John Doe
 
April 3, 2021 | John Doe

Forbes: Exploring The Cabernet Sauvignon Of Napa Valley, Part One: Stags Leap District And Yountville

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Forbes Magazine: Exploring The Cabernet Sauvignon Of Napa Valley, Part One: Stags Leap District And Yountville
Brian Freedman, March 2021

BRION Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Yountville
“…Utterly gorgeous as soon as you smell it, with perfumed aromas ... Sipping this reveals a palate of stunning elegance, with wonderful sweet tannins framing flavors of warm figs, dark berries, a hint of black plums, savory Middle Eastern spices, cedar, graphite that rings through the finish, and high-cacao chocolate. Now or in 25 years, this is a winner.”

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Time Posted: Apr 3, 2021 at 8:59 AM Permalink to Forbes: Exploring The Cabernet Sauvignon Of Napa Valley, Part One: Stags Leap District And Yountville Permalink
John Doe
 
March 5, 2021 | John Doe

San Francisco Magazine: 5 San Francisco Happenings You Don't Want To Miss This Month

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San Francisco Magazine: 5 San Francisco Happenings You Don’t Want To Miss This Month
Nikol Slatinska, February 2021

“…Now, BRION patrons can test the terroir-driven cabernets in the new tasting room, one of California’s two restored bank barns dating back to 1876.”

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Time Posted: Mar 5, 2021 at 8:59 AM Permalink to San Francisco Magazine: 5 San Francisco Happenings You Don't Want To Miss This Month Permalink
John Doe
 
February 28, 2021 | John Doe

Departures Magazine: The Best Red Wines to Drink This Year

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Departures Magazine: The Best Red Wines to Drink This Year
Jonah Flicker, January 2021

2016 BRION Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
“…This single vineyard 100% cabernet sauvignon from BRION comes from Napa’s Oakville Ranch vineyard. A long finish is preceded by big, ripe berries, mingled chocolate and vanilla, and bright flashes of citrus. This winery is a relatively new endeavor making bold moves early on.”

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Time Posted: Feb 28, 2021 at 8:59 AM Permalink to Departures Magazine: The Best Red Wines to Drink This Year Permalink
John Doe
 
February 25, 2021 | John Doe

Haute Magazine: BRION Boasts a Bevy of Fine Winemakers

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Haute Magazine: BRION Boasts a Bevy of Fine Winemakers
Fran Miller, January 2021

“…Julien Fayard, Mark Herold, and Massimo Monticelli make up BRION’s esteemed winemaking team. Together, they are dedicated to producing site-specific, terroir-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, expressed through a collection of small-lot, handcrafted wines from unique single-vineyard sites.”

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Time Posted: Feb 25, 2021 at 8:59 AM Permalink to Haute Magazine: BRION Boasts a Bevy of Fine Winemakers Permalink