2000 Bryant Family - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

Saturated medium ruby. Briary black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and menthol on the superripe nose. Initially a bit tight, but opened with aeration to show fresh, layered black fruit flavors of splendid depth. It's hard to imagine that there's a 2000 California cabernet with a more impressive middle palate. Finishes with great, broad, mouthcoating tannins and wonderful sweetness of fruit. This got better and better as it opened in the glass.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing tour de force. Quality like this was rare, if not impossible to obtain in 2000. From bottle, the wine is performing even better than it did from cask. The color is an opaque black/ruby/purple, and the amazing aromatic concoction includes notes of melted licorice, minerals, smoky toast, and blackberry as well as cassis liqueur. Full-bodied, thick, and juicy, it is a voluptuous effort to drink now and over the next 15-16 years. It is a brilliant achievement, surpassed by none, and equaled only by a few other northern California 2000s.

Drink Dates: 2003-2019
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Open nose with jammy and floral aromas. Medium-bodied, with round and soft tannins and a slightly alcoholic and loosely knit finish. Doesn't completely hold together.

Drink Dates: 2006+
Author: James Suckling


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 98
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/24/2012
Site Blog: mac_h

Rating: 94
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 12/10/2011

Rating: 95
Author: Jkbergmann
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/03/2009

Rating: 95
Author: winefolio
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 03/04/2009

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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 and Barbara Bryant, the wines were originally made by Helen Turley. The current winemaker is Helen Keplinger with Michelle Edwards consulting.

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