Tasting notes from Mia Klein:
Brilliant ruby/purple coloration and a medium-full body. The 2001 Bressler boasts a wonderfully sweet bouquet of black cherry liquor, blueberries, white chocolate, minerals, and red roses. You will find a wine of fine balance, purity, seamless character, and an elegant classy style - yet with real power and structure. Flavors of black currants, blueberries, wet stone, tarragon (minty herbs), graphite, and beautifully integrated toasty oak grace the palate. The finish of 25-30 seconds is filled with flavor. Over all this wine is very well built and should drink well over the next 15 years.
Like many of the other 2001 Napa cabs, this wine was shut down in its infancy. It is just beginning to come out of that phase will probably reach its full potential in another 6 to 18 months.
This wine is just starting to show its stuff and can be enjoyed now or will continue to evolve in the cellar.