Red

1997 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • peternelson wrote: 92 points

    January 31, 2020 - Deep dark purple, brett notes apparent, burned grapes, anise, scorched earth, big purple fruits, black cherry syrup, garrigue and a little meaty note; full, with a sweet attack, creamy texture, and somewhat hot finish. Not exactly my cup of tea, but actually enjoyable. Guessed much younger on this with a 2010 Shafer Hillside Select. Heritage Wine Blind Wine #7 at the Tasting Finals at Jean-George Las Vegas

  • fcxj wrote: 94 points

    December 7, 2019 - Big and bold. Flirts with overly so, but delicious in small quantities.

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  • soyhead wrote:

    May 17, 2019 - big, burly, raisin-oid, one of the most concentrated wines i have ever tasted, almost reminiscent of a late harvest zinfandel. per Duane 'unilateral cough syrup'. not particularly complimentary monikers. yet others went bonkers for it.

  • willthethrill Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 5, 2019 - Medium body for a cab; warm and elegant. Palate of ripe black cherry, dried fruit and smoke. Long finish, and I have to say that I enjoyed this much more before the steak arrived. Bobby Van's which has no good glasses :(

  • wa2ofd Likes this wine: 97 points

    April 21, 2018 - This wine is really singing. Warm inviting nose with red fruit that actually sweetened in decanter over 4 or 5hrs...wine still has legs and has not reached full maturity imho. In this setting tasted blind vs 94 Mondavi reserve and an 88 Petrus...With about 2hrs decanted was much more expressive than the others.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1997 Napa Valley Cabernets (Sep 2017), 9/1/2017 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Bryant’s Cabernet Sauvignon: 1994-2014 (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Rev-ving up for 'The Cellar,' Part II, 8/9/2006

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

    (Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/3/2015 (link) 95 points

    (Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) Dark red violet color; black currant, blackberry syrup nose; rich, powerful black currant, blackberry syrup palate; long finish 95+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bryant Family Vineyard
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,153 (72%)
  • Consumed 428 (27%)

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