Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2014

$115

There are 700 cases of the 2014 Ontogeny Proprietary Red, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Totally dry, even though there is a wonderful sucrosity to the fruit. The wine has stunning blackberry and cassis notes, spring flowers, supple tannins and a long, multidimensional mouthfeel. It is a sexy beast for sure and best drunk over the next 15 or so years. Robert Parker

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Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

Inky purple. Strong floral notes of violets and lilacs accompanied by cassis, black cherries, and chocolate. Intense and sweet dark fruit on the palate with supple tannins. Blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Very appealing entry to the Bevan lineup of Bordeaux style wines.

Inky purple. Strong floral notes of violets and lilacs accompanied by cassis, black cherries, and chocolate. Intense and sweet dark fruit on the palate with supple tannins. Blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Very appealing entry to the Bevan lineup of Bordeaux style wines.

9.5

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

You haven’t really lived until you’ve tasted Russell Bevan’s wine. His 2014 Ontogeny had me exclaiming “OH.... Daaaaayuuuum....” after my first sniff, and then again after each of the subsequent eight or ten sips with various and usually increasing changes in inflection. Blackberry compote drenched in crème de cassis accented with smoked brisket and white flowers. Tertiary notes of lavender, leather, a faint tinge of brett, and a little magic marker provide an exotic backdrop for a wine that exudes its own Napa style.

You haven’t really lived until you’ve tasted Russell Bevan’s wine. His 2014 Ontogeny had me exclaiming “OH.... Daaaaayuuuum....” after my first sniff, and then again after each of the subsequent eight or ten sips with various and usually increasing changes in inflection. Blackberry compote drenched in crème de cassis accented with smoked brisket and white flowers. Tertiary notes of lavender, leather, a faint tinge of brett, and a little magic marker provide an exotic backdrop for a wine that exudes its own Napa style.

9.7

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Cab Sav, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot.

Cab Sav, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot.

9.4

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Ashley B

Great dark wine with red meat. A winner all around the table. Would also be great with charcuterie

Great dark wine with red meat. A winner all around the table. Would also be great with charcuterie

9.7

Raul Puga

Damn you Russell Bevan. This is Uber delicious

Damn you Russell Bevan. This is Uber delicious

9.6

Mark Turner

Decanted for two hours before drinking. Great fruit. A favorite at our house. Phenomenal balance. We love this wine.

Decanted for two hours before drinking. Great fruit. A favorite at our house. Phenomenal balance. We love this wine.

9.3

Garrett Parker

The entry level from Bevan and its fantastic.

The entry level from Bevan and its fantastic.

9.4

Robert Ward

This wine has stuck with me since first having it. A real treat and better than its price point.

This wine has stuck with me since first having it. A real treat and better than its price point.

9.8

TheSkip

Juicy is how the Mrs described it. I would certainly agree. Very plush and complex. Tannins were very well integrated for such a young wine. Persistent finish.

Juicy is how the Mrs described it. I would certainly agree. Very plush and complex. Tannins were very well integrated for such a young wine. Persistent finish.

9.4

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