Red

1995 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 90 points

    October 29, 2018 - Nose is bright red, opulent, ripe, red cherry, sweet strawberry jam. Heavily oaked although there is good fruit on this. Not nearly as brutal as Harlan or other modern Napa producers but also without the sense of terroir and earth-driven development of say Dominus of comparable vintages. Vanilla and balsa for sure. Palate dry and a little wound up. First glass of wine in almost a month so score is possibly biased upwards. Hot asphalt. Red velvet cake.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 88 points

    May 12, 2018 - If you were ever curious about oak - I mean really wanted to study it, unencumbered by anything else like fruit or other normal constituents of wine - you might like getting into a bottle of this. Lots of oak, vanilla, banana, wood spice. I joke a bit because there is fruit here, but it's hot and without nuance.

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  • RockinCabs wrote:

    May 4, 2018 - 1995 Napa Cabernet Retrospective (Troquet): Nose: Sweet Red fruit, candied cherry, oak, banana, vanilla and cinnamon. Palate: Stacked with creamy plum, cherry and blueberry fruit. Copious amounts of toasty un-integrated oak gives it a sweet marshmallow note. Finish: More toasty oak, sweet red fruits and ripe blackberry.

    This is a huge wine in every dimension, yet the extremes somehow create a balanced (if confected) wine. Not sure how to score .. 92+?

  • rlove wrote: 94 points

    April 10, 2018 - Medium red. Sexy, open-knit nose of bright cherry, smoke, cedar, and a hint of sous bois. A palate of pure silk, with mostly-resolved tannins and still-fresh acidity that suggests an underlying tension to the flavors of cherry and mixed herbs. The 1995 Bryant Family Vineyard is excellent.

  • soyhead wrote:

    January 3, 2018 - tasted blind, and I guessed california cab. I wound up preferring the 06 redigaffi though there is no denying that this was an unusual and powerful wine. nose - cherry lozenge, perfumed to the point that I felt like I might be in a department store. mouth - candied cherry in a strong strong way. cherry lozenges, maraschino cherry, cherry liqueur. powerful over complex. somewhat confected for my tastes

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 1995 Cabernets (Jun 2016), 6/1/2016 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Cali Cabs Then and Somewhat Now plus Top 100 Weekend Teaser, 4/10/2005

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/11/2010 (link) 97 points

    (Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) Opaque dark red violet color; rich berry, boysenberry, black plum, berry, mulberry nose; tasty, rich, youthful, concentrated, black plum, mulberry, tart blackberry palate; long finish (needs 5+ more years)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • 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 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 622 (70%)
  • Consumed 259 (29%)

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