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2008 Bryant Family --- Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 45430-2008
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of candied raspberry, licorice, espresso and graphite, with a hint of meat. Sweet, broad and voluptuous; lush, large-scaled and glyceral for the vintage. This compellingly creamy, seamless wine shows an almost confectionery quality to its raspberry and chocolate flavors. Finishes with utterly silky tannins and outstanding length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Deep, rich and expressive, with a broad range of complex flavors, extending from fleshy currant to dark berry, mineral, cedar, mocha and espresso. Full-bodied, ending with a pleasant lift to all the flavors, giving this a supple, gracious aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (794 cases) shows more chocolate, roasted espresso, blueberry and blackberry characteristics in addition to more concentration and depth than I noticed last year and a big, powerful, glycerin-imbued, heady finish.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Pierre T184
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 93

    A good wine and generally well built. A bit over extracted resulting in a dense, but muted, sweetness.
    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 95

    This is ready now and delicious cocoa, chocolate and glycerin on the palate
    Drink Dates: 2017-2030
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Whew, a really good bottle of wine. Kind of perfect; big, juicy and full of life without being overpowering on fruit or alcohol level. We had with several other very good Cabs from |better vintages,| and this was, by far, the class of the show.
    Author: Charley
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 Founded in 1987 by Don Bryant, the wines were originally made by Helen Turley.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

  • 647 bottles owned
  • 110 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 110 collectors)