Red

1996 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2003 - 2016 (Edit)
CT95.5 27 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    January 10, 2019 - Winorama: A winter in Wineland III; 1/4/2019-1/13/2019 (Portland/Willamette, Eureka, Napa): This was really just wonderful. I love the way that Napa will age. It's still actually fairly young - there's not rush to drink up if it's been well stored. Lots of darker fruits. Starting to get some more secondary notes as well (more cigar, tobacco, leather) although I would say they are muted compared to the fruit. It's really drinking well though. Just kindof jumps out of the glass.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wa2ofd Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 21, 2018 - Predictably delicious in every regard...last bottle...goodbye old friend ��

  • levinml wrote:

    March 10, 2018 - 96 points - This was a good one, and sorry I don't have any more. 20 years old and drinking in perfect balance, with fruit, tannin, alcohol and acid playing off each other. Wish I could identify fruit flavors, though, because this is what I like. Wanted to just let this roll around my mouth for minutes. Nose a little funny, which drops the score a hair. Saved a little bit for second night (under pump) and was holding strong. Don't wait if you've got 'em, don't see this balance holding together.

  • Badmonkey wrote: 94 points

    March 12, 2017 - Family get together at my parents. My father decided to finally pop another bottle. Dark red and black fruit - dark cherry, currants, and blackberry. Really smooth mid-palate with nice depth. Fairly rich and a little sweet. Solid finish but not overly long nor deep. Decanted for one hour and drank over another three. Not much improvement with time but at a nice drinking point. In all, a nice wine but I guess I expected more in light of Parker's 99 rating and WS 100 rating. I believe this vintage probably would have shown better for me a little younger in light of my style preference.

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    December 9, 2015 - Jam, smoke, licorice and very, ripe fruits open the bouquet. Silky, soft, luscious and ripe on the palate, there is freshness and length in the sweet, fruit that dominate the finish.

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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
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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

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    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 538 (66%)
  • Consumed 277 (34%)

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