2007 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
A very opulent, yet fresh nose. Perfumed with fresh mushrooms, currants, and blackberries. Full bodied with an amazing density of fruit, and ripe velvety tannins. So big and compacted, with a superb structure. Very 2006 in style but with much more intensity. The fruit amazing and intense.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Beautiful aromas of blueberry liqueur, blackberries, camphor, incense and acacia flowers is followed by a well-textured, full-bodied, stunningly opulent, voluptuous wine with plenty of structure lurking beneath the surface. Super-pure and intense, it is the strongest wine produced by Bryant over the last 4-5 years. It needs 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades. 97+ (RP)
*Collectibles* At points rustic and rough-hewn, but also enormously complex and layered, with dense, elegant herb, olive, cedar, blackberry and wild berry fruit that is full-blown and tightly focused, rich and layered, gaining velocity on the finish while retaining a sense of wildness. Best from 2012 through 2024.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full ruby. The nose delivers a blast of blackberry, cassis and melted black licorice, along with a hint of fresh vanilla bean. Very sweet and lush, with superb intensity and energy to the complex, almost candied flavors of currant, crushed stone and flinty minerality. This was a thick fruit bomb in barrel a year ago, but today it impresses more for its clarity, definition and terrific mineral grip. I love the combination of fruit sweetness and acid spine, and the tannins are very suave.
Bryant Family is one of the premier collectors' dream Cabernets in California. Serious wine here--David Abreu is their vineyard manager and Michel Rolland is the consulting enologist. Always highly rated and sought after, the Bryant Cab is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their estate vineyard "Pritchard Hill" which looks out over Lake Hennessey.