2004 Bryant Family - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2004 Bryant Family - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 94

($285; 15.8% alcohol) Good deep medium ruby. Superripe, liqueur-like nose comes across as higher-toned than that of the 2005. Extravagantly fat, sweet and thick, conveying less energy than the 2005 despite possessing adequate acidity. This is hugely broad and velvety cabernet, but seems distinctly less refined than its younger sibling. Finishes with big tannins that are still a bit youthfully rigid. I would not want to bury this one in the cellar, but I'd certainly wait a year or two before pulling the cork.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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Wine Advocate | 98

It is well-known that many of the vineyards and terroirs on Pritchard Hill can be magical, and this is unquestionably one of them. Bryant's 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with exceptional aromatics consisting of stunningly pure blackberry, black raspberry and floral scents, full body and an opulent personality. Although this estate went through a few hiccups during its change in winemakers in 2001, the 2004 clearly shows this estate has come back with a vengeance. This stunning 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the superstars of the vintage. Drink it over the next two decades.

Drink Dates: 2014-2034
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 212

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Wine Spectator | 96

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. 680 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009-2019
Author: James Laube


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Score: 90
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/14/2014
Unbalanced, sharp acidity, monodimensional. Surprisingly weak showing.
Score: 97
Author: winefolio
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 03/04/2009

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