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    2020-2035

The Story

Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from our 13-acre estate vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey.

The vineyard’s west-facing slope is perfectly positioned to capture the prevailing cool lake breezes, while also providing protection from drying canyon winds. The unique combination of rocky Sobrante soil, sunlight, cool breezes, soil depth and meticulous farming site to yield wines of exceptional quality. This first growth vineyard is meticulously farmed by David Abreu, with whom we have worked closely for more than 12 years. A beautiful expression of our unique terroir, this wine is a testament to the dedication of our winemaking and vineyard team who aim to produce the finest wine possible from this site.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Healthy

ending

Long, Round and Pure

flavors

Blackcurrant, Violet, Smoky, Cigar-box, Leather and Tobacco

nose

Intense, Opulent, Generous and Refined

taste

Warming, Balanced, Complex, Full-bodied, Round, Focused, Elegant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sophisticated and Well made

Written Notes

The next wine had a big, in-your-face nose with a hint of green as well as some smoke, earth, banana and coffee on the pot a little too long. The flavors and aromas reeked of Helen Turley. The wine was smooth, gritty and balanced yet somewhat simple overall in its personality, although the finish did gain in the glass for this bottle
  • 93p
Good looking normal size bottle, in an excellent condition and has by the neck level. Colour is ruby red, and looking healthy and deep. On the nose it is intense, refined, opulent and generous. The taste is round, focused, elegant, toasty, refined, warming, with silky tannins, full-bodied, with balanced and complex structure. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, cassis, herbs, perfumed, tropical fruits, tobacco, mineral, leather, cigar-box, violet, smoky and spice flavours. The finish is long, pure, lingering and round. This wine is sophisticated, excellent and fine. I paid around 1k-3k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting. Good value for money.
  • 97p

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually perfect balance and equilibrium.

  • 99p

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Origin

Napa, Napa Valley

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 Robert Parker Points, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1995  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually perfect balance and equilibrium.

7m 29d ago

99p
 Robert Parker Points, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1995  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually perfect balance and equilibrium. I recently wrote an article in Food and Wine magazine itemizing the characteristics of a great wine. They are: 1) the ability to please both the palate and the intellect, 2) the ability to hold the taster's interest, 3) the ability to offer intense aromas and flavors without heaviness, 4) the ability to taste better with each sip, 5) the ability to improve with age, and 6) the ability to offer a singular personality. This wine satisfies every one of those requirements. I often wonder if I get too excited about wines such as this. Yet time is on their side. I truly believe that in 20, 40, or 60 years, when the history of what appears to be a golden age for California wines is analyzed, these wines, and the work of their winemaker, will be even more admired and appreciated by future generations than they are today. (RP)

7m 29d ago

99p
 Robert Parker Points, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1995  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually perfect balance and equilibrium. I recently wrote an article in Food and Wine magazine itemizing the characteristics of a great wine. They are: 1) the ability to please both the palate and the intellect, 2) the ability to hold the taster's interest, 3) the ability to offer intense aromas and flavors without heaviness, 4) the ability to taste better with each sip, 5) the ability to improve with age, and 6) the ability to offer a singular personality. This wine satisfies every one of those requirements. I often wonder if I get too excited about wines such as this. Yet time is on their side. I truly believe that in 20, 40, or 60 years, when the history of what appears to be a golden age for California wines is analyzed, these wines, and the work of their winemaker, will be even more admired and appreciated by future generations than they are today. (RP)

7m 29d ago

99p
 Robert Parker Points, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1995  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually perfect balance and equilibrium. I recently wrote an article in Food and Wine magazine itemizing the characteristics of a great wine. They are: 1) the ability to please both the palate and the intellect, 2) the ability to hold the taster's interest, 3) the ability to offer intense aromas and flavors without heaviness, 4) the ability to taste better with each sip, 5) the ability to improve with age, and 6) the ability to offer a singular personality. This wine satisfies every one of those requirements. I often wonder if I get too excited about wines such as this. Yet time is on their side. I truly believe that in 20, 40, or 60 years, when the history of what appears to be a golden age for California wines is analyzed, these wines, and the work of their winemaker, will be even more admired and appreciated by future generations than they are today. (RP)

7m 29d ago

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 Wallace Shawn / Wine Investing Consult, Wine Dealer (Luxembourg)  tasted  Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1995  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

"Bottle was like new. Decanted two hours. The color is dense and dark. The nose is powerful and open with a good complexity. The huge scents of black fruits, creamy oak, licorice, plus exotic spices are all there. At first the volume of the tannin has a tendency to overwhelm the fruit in the mouth, but after two hours in decanter the wine became more fruity and balanced. Bit by bit the silkiness and multi-layered structure of the wine emerges, dominating the end of the tasting. Its finale is very long and powerful. Very good already, but will be certainly better in few years."

1y 9m ago

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1995  ( Bryant Family Vineyard )

"The next wine had a big, in-your-face nose with a hint of green as well as some smoke, earth, banana and coffee on the pot a little too long. The flavors and aromas reeked of Helen Turley. The wine was smooth, gritty and balanced yet somewhat simple overall in its personality, although the finish did gain in the glass for this bottle"

4y 8m ago

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