Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Wine SpectatorA dark, saturated, mouthcoating wine that's fairly muscular, loaded with plush smoky currant, herb, coffee, plum, hazelnut, mocha and mineral. Finishes with a potent gush of flavors and a wall of rich, ripe tannins. In the same class as the '94, '96 and '97 vintages. Best from 2005 through 2015. 700 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon is as close to a premier cru Bordeaux as Bryant may ever achieve. The tannin possesses a structure and astringency reminiscent of a young Bordeaux. The nose offers up scents of melted licorice, smoky barbecue, truffles, earth, blackberries, currants, coffee, graphite, and blueberries. It is more obviously muscular and less seductive than the 2000 or 2001, because the tannin is more aggressive. The finish is exceptionally long.