Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Db4 2007

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[98+ pts Robert Parker] Potentially a candidate for perfection the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is the finest Bryant Famil...

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Superripe, chocolatey aromas verge on porty, and yet this brooding wine shows an almost medicinal freshness, not to mention sexy toast and smoke no... Read more

As for the grand vin, there are 600 cases of the beautiful 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon), which is scheduled to be bottled in N... Read more

Ruby-red. Crushed cassis and caramel on the nose. Dense and sweet on the palate, with a deep core of cassis fruit. Powerful, ripe, long wine, finis... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Superripe, chocolatey aromas verge on porty, and yet this brooding wine shows an almost medicinal freshness, not to mention sexy toast and smoke notes from the Darnajou barrels. Huge, massive and powerful; a wine of extravagant richness. This really saturates the palate with dark berry and espresso flavors. Finishes with horizontal tannins and explosive length. This wine, from a north-facing slope, possesses an outsized structure. It will be interesting to compare this vintage with some of the earlier wines made here by Helen Turley.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

As for the grand vin, there are 600 cases of the beautiful 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon), which is scheduled to be bottled in November, 2007, is about six months later than former winemaker, Helen Turley, used to bottle this cuvee. Philippe Melka, who now oversees the winemaking, believes this wine merits more time in wood because of its intensity and richness, although that is a vintage by vintage decision. The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep opaque purple color as well as a big, blackberry and floral-scented perfume offering notions of creme de cassis, spice box, and licorice. Beautifully opulent, full-bodied, and forward, it should drink well young, yet age gracefully for 12-15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ruby-red. Crushed cassis and caramel on the nose. Dense and sweet on the palate, with a deep core of cassis fruit. Powerful, ripe, long wine, finishing with sweet tannins and a youthful, juicy quality. This needs a few years of patience. Just 400 cases were produced from a very small harvest. The 2001 vintage was the first harvest here to include the recently replanted portion of this vineyard.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Full medium ruby. Superripe aromas of cassis, black raspberry, lead pencil, licorice, violet and menthol; a glorious expression of hillside Napa Valley cabernet. Sweet, concentrated and powerful, with almost painfully intense, liqueur-like black fruit flavors. Very long, slow-mounting finish stains the palate with brambly dark berry flavor.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A big, rich, extracted style, with a gutsy core of currant, pencil lead, earth and plum, full-bodied from start to finish, with a long, detailed aftertaste, mouthcoating tannins and touches of herb, cedar and spice. Builds momentum. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Undeniably ripe and fleshy, with a pretty scent of cedary oak leading to a supple core of currant and red cherry flavors that are fine and persistent on the finish. Needs time to shed its fine-grained tannins. The flavors are long and persistent on the finish, though it shows simpler than it did from the barrel. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A Cabernet tour de force. Rich, opulent, powerful and well-structured. This is packed with ripe, intense currant, spice, blackberry, earth and loam flavors framed by spicy, cedary oak. Ends with a firm wall of tannins, yet the berry and currant flavors push through. Best from 2009 through 2019.


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Winemaker's Notes:

[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.

[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.

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