The 2001 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml is from the Napa Valley region of California.
wa91Wine Advocate 91 points
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits the classic Bryant bouquet of melted creosote intermixed with blackberry liqueur and other black fruits. It is medium to full-bodied, opulent and sumptuous, but the finish is shorter, with drier tannin than it would have had if it had been bottled unfiltered. Give it 3-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
ws91Wine Spectator 91 pointsVN89Vinous 89 points
Medium ruby. Dark aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, meat and chocolate, with a violety topnote and a whiff of band aid. Then surprisingly narrow in the mid-palate, with black fruit and licorice flavors showing modest depth and personality. With only limited stuffing, this turns a bit dry on the back. I've heard multiple versions of what went wrong with this wine, but what seems clear is that a brettanomyces problem required the wine to be filtered, and the filtration robbed the wine of much of its richness and length.- Stephen Tanzer (5/24)