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Undeniably ripe and fleshy, with a pretty scent of cedary oak leading to a supple core of currant and red cherry flavors that are fine and persistent on the finish. Needs time to shed its fine-grained tannins. The flavors are long and persistent on the finish, though it shows simpler than it did from barrel.
The chunky-styled 2001 does not possess the charm, complexity or sweet, pure blueberry and black fruits found in Bryant’s wines since the early 1990s. It reveals a hint of new saddle leather, but the aromatics are largely restrained and need to be coaxed from the glass. The wine is full-bodied and concentrated, and by itself, is probably a better wine than my rating would suggest.
Donald L. Bryant founded Bryant Family Vineyard in 1986 with the first vintage released in 1992, after finding success as a businessman and art collector. Perpetuating the cult wine craze of the 1990’s, Bryant Family Vineyard has earned the highest praise and top scores from every respected wine critic. The production facility hosts stunning views overlooking Lake Hennessey and the 13 planted acres of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. These highly allocated, tough to come by wines by Bryant Family are consistently a part of the finest wines produced in Napa, vintage after vintage. Bryant proclaims his wines are “the ultimate expression of the exceptional terroir” and it is Benchmark Wine Group’s pleasure to share such highly regarded bottles.
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