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2005 Bryant Family --- Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 45430-2005-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Elegant and stylish, with ripe, vivid black cherry, currant, wild berry and black olive flavors that gain depth and vibrancy, picking up body and complexity and ending with a long, lingering finish that keeps repeating the fruit and cedary oak themes.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Good saturated ruby-red. Sexy aromas of currant, minerals, brown spices and oak. Chewy, sappy and broad but quite dry; this combines an almost liqueur-like quality with a slight mid-palate hollowness (the '06 has more stuffing). Finishes with substantial, slightly dry tannins. I loved this wine from barrel in March of 2007, but the finished wine doesn't show the depth or verve of my earlier sample.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2005 continues to exhibit a European-styled finesse, elegance, and a certain austerity. The wine also shows considerable new oak, lots of acidity, which is almost atypical for this vineyard site, and a deep ruby/purple color with notes of cedar, bay leaf, cigar box, and copious quantities of black currant liqueur. It is a streamlined, classic, but slightly austere style for Bryant.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating:

    Great bottle
    Author: DelanoP
Located high above Lake Hennessy, the vineyards which supply this outstanding expression of Napa's bounty are some of the few influenced by the moderating influence of a relatively large body of water. At 1,500-feet, the high altitude of the Pritchard Hill area also serves to produce low yields of premium grapes that provide the dense, concentrated, black fruit aspect of this enormously complex 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded in 1987 by Don Bryant, the wines were originally made by Helen Turley. The current winemaker is Marc Gagnon with Michel Rolland consulting.

See other similar producers:Groth Vineyards and Winery,Araujo Estate Wines,Screaming Eagle

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 779 bottles owned
  • 149 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 149 collectors)