This 98 point Bevan is pedal to the metal fruit. Ultra pure, rich, and incredibly decadent, this Napa red blend will appeal to those of discerning Napa palates, but will cost half as much as one would imagine. Russell learned from the greats like Philip Togni, Greg Lafollette, Jim Richards and Steve Lagier. And at his property, Bevan Cellars, he makes some of the most full throttle, thrilling wines in all of Napa.
Jeb Dunnuck: While the 2016 Ontogeny Red Wine might be the least expensive wine in the lineup, it’s unquestionably at the same quality level as the top tier releases. Boasting a saturated purple color and sensational notes of plums, currants, chocolate, and graphite, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, incredible opulence and decadent, no hard edges and perfect overall balance. It’s the real deal, and readers should snatch up this beauty.
|Blend||62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot|
|Region||California North Coast|