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    140
  • Producer ranking ?

    15
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Rib Eye Steaks with Demi-Glace and White Bean Purée

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate / The opaque purple-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a spectacular, exotic bouquet of Peking duck skins, blackberry and cassis liqueur, roasted herbs, and burning charcoal. It is phenomenally intense, with record levels of dry extract and glycerin. This hedonistic blockbuster is crammed with jammy fruits nicely buttressed and framed by adequate acidity and tannin. Drink this marvelous Cabernet Sauvignon now or cellar it for two decades. This is mind-boggling stuff!

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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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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Healthy

ending

Long, Lingering and Extensive

flavors

Blackcurrant, Mineral, Perfumed, Vanilla, Truffles and Pepper

nose

Wide, Seductive, Opulent and Tempting

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Developing, Full-bodied, Elegant, Silky, Focused and Silky tannins

Verdict

Well-rounded and Well made

Written Notes

Bryant Family Vineyard is located on Pritchard Hill, high above Lake Hennessy in the Napa Valley. Ever since its instant success release in 1992, the Bryant Family has produced a string of highly rated wines through the 1990s with the help of the cult winemaker Helen Turley. Bottle like new. Decanted for 2 hours. Very dark in colour. On the nose tempting and fully open with aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate and espresso. This is a flavorfull, inky wine that has the perfect expression of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Great structure and loaded with glycerin and fruit - the fruit really came out at a huge-sized, pronounced finish.
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Origin

Napa, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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