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Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Db4 2007
[98+ pts Robert Parker] Potentially a candidate for perfection the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is the finest Bryant Family wine since the 1997 vintage. Striking aromas and flavors of blackberries blueberries flowers smoke truffles and sweet berries lead to a wine with profound concentration a silky layered mouthfeel perfect integration of tannin and wood and remarkable depth intensity and balance. The finish lasts nearly a minute. This stunning Cabernet should age nicely for 20-30 years.
External Reviews for Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Db4
An amazing barrel sample. Rich and plush, with a concentrated mix of ripe plum, blackberry and wild berry flavors that are tightly focused and persistent, with a long, detailed finish. Caressing texture.
A classic Cabernet mdash; dark, rich, plush and enormously extracted, packing in a range of currant, black cherry, coffee, vanilla, herb, tea and spicy flavors. Beautifully focused, long, rich and concentrated, it zooms on the finish. Awfully tempting now (you can drink it!), but cellaring should only broaden the flavors and add dimension. Best from 2000 through 2010.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Good full ruby. The nose delivers a blast of blackberry, cassis and melted black licorice, along with a hint of fresh vanilla bean. Very sweet and lush, with superb intensity and energy to the complex, almost candied flavors of currant, crushed stone and flinty minerality. This was a thick fruit bomb in barrel a year ago, but today it impresses more for its clarity, definition and terrific mineral grip. I love the combination of fruit sweetness and acid spine, and the tannins are very suave. The pH here is 3.92 and the alcohol on the label is "only" 14.9%.
At points rustic and rough-hewn, but also enormously complex and layered, with dense, elegant herb, olive, cedar, blackberry and wild berry fruit that is full-blown and tightly focused, rich and layered, gaining velocity on the finish while retaining a sense of wildness. Best from 2012 through 2014.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (794 cases) shows more chocolate, roasted espresso, blueberry and blackberry characteristics in addition to more concentration and depth than I noticed last year and a big, powerful, glycerin-imbued, heady finish. It should drink well for 15 years.
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is a candidate for ldquo;wine of the vintage.rdquo; It boasts a saturated black/purple color as well as a sexy, up-front nose of melted licorice intermixed with creosote, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, and graphite scents. It is layered, opulent, full-bodied, and atypically accessible for a young Bryant Cabernet, with low acidity and exceptional length. This remarkable effort will be one of the easiest to drink as well as fastest to evolve Bryants made to date. Anticipated maturity: nowndash;2015.
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