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December 199698 A potentially perfect wine, the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a fabulous nose of cassis, cream, blueberries, violets, minerals, and spice. It smells like a hypothetical blend of a great vintage of L'Evangile, Clinet, and Mouton-Rothschild. The opaque purple/black color is followed by a full-bodied wine stacked and packed with fruit, glycerin, and extract. No component part is out of place in this formidably endowed, remarkably well-balanced wine. The purity, richness, sweetness and depth of fruit suggest that the wine's potential is limitless. Much like its cellarmate, the 1994 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon (also made by Helen Turley), the Bryant Family Vineyard's 1994 should evolve into one of California's legendary Cabernets. It will age effortlessly for 25-30 years.
November 15, 200493 Well done, rich and balanced, with tight, dense, chewy tannins wrapped around a core of herb, dill and cedar-laced Cabernet flavors that gain complexity and depth, with subtle flavor nuances and a persistent aftertaste.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. Drink now through 2009. 1,400 cases made.