March 30, 2019 - Really spectacular cab that is in its prime drinking window. Stewed fruit on the nose and the palate with the palate showing a bit darker, some licorice on the end and there is still a touch of tannin which confers the prospect of even more longevity. This is spectacular now - complex and structured - an aspiration for current vintages to attain.
March 3, 2018 - Decanted for 2 hours. Going off memory. This was by far the wine of the night for me. Aromas were just so complex and palate was really off the charts. Finish went on for what seemed like forever. I don't think this is going to get any better than it's drinking right now.
October 26, 2017 - ohmigoodness. This is an amazing wine - blew my socks off... Buh-bye!
Seriously tho - structure, fruit, body, acidity - all outstanding. If I were a dog (shut up!), I’d roll in this. It’s delicious.
October 22, 2017 - Another powerful vintage from the Bryant family , my friend decanted it for 6 hours , we though it was enough , but I think it could handle 2 to 4 more hours . well balanced great structure , it is amazing how the nose changes from a minute to another it goes from fruits to perfume to violets to truffles really One of kind .
October 21, 2017 - The best wine I've had. Six hours decant but opened up more after a total of 8 hours in glass/decanter. It evolved from truffles, fruits and earth to perfumes. What a nose! But the story here is about the palate and the finish! So delicious and coats your mouth for more than one minute! The balance and the structure of this wine is second to none. What a bottle!
October 4, 2016 - Again and again, I find the Bryant one of the most outstanding of the top Napa wines. The purity and intensity of the fruit, the complexity, the integration of the oak and tannins- just superb.
July 9, 2016 - I love this wine. popped and poured this. It needs 6+ hours to start to really show and next day to change your life. see previous notes
June 15, 2016 - perfume nose. unbelievable texture! It just coats your whole mouth. Long finish. Decant for five hours at least because there are a lot of things still going with this Cab. Will cellar for another 10 years.
May 27, 2016 - Wow......This was epic. Decanted for over and hour, but could have used two. Early on it was a little tight across the board but you could tell that the finish was round, intense and long. Half way through my glass this turned into something really special. So much so that I lingered with this wine for about two hours. Ample amounts of brambly, jammy fruit with some earth and a phenomenal bright finish with a hint of menthol. In another 5 years this wine will be a monster. If you are drinking it now, give it a lot of air and by all means....take your time!
May 7, 2016 - Bummer on this one. Cork was soft and there was seepage. It was still good not just as awesome as it should have been. Will not rate this one.