Bevan Cellars 2013 - Tench Vineyard, The Calixtro Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml.
USA - Napa
Red - Vintage: 2013 - Size: 750 ml.
Bevan Cellars is a producer of Napa Valley and Sonoma wines based in Bennett Valley. It sources fruit from vineyards across the two major wine regions to produce small-lot wines made primarily of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Bevan Cellars' full-bodied, richly flavored wines score high with the press, making them highly coveted by collectors, and usually only available on allocation. (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com) The estate was founded by Russell Bevan and Victoria De Crescenzo in 2005. Before relocating to California, the two made regular trips to Napa Valley where they met and were mentored by esteemed winemakers Philip Togni and Bob Foley. In 1999, Bevan and De Crescenzo moved to California permanently, settling on an 3.5-hectare (8-acre) property in Bennett Valley. They planted just under a hectare to vine, and experimented with a ton of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Showket Vineyard in Napa Valley's Oakville appellation. In 2005, Bevan Cellars had its first commercial release. Bevan Cellars is most famous for its red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, both varietal and as part of a Bordeaux blend. These wines include the Sugar Loaf Mountain Red, the Tin Box, and the McGah Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, all of which have been awarded 100-point scores by American wine critic Robert Parker.
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard (an Oakville site) plays the same theme song. Inky purple to the rim with magnificent aromatics of flowers, black and blue fruits, and touches of background barrique and earth, this wine is full-bodied and stunningly concentrated, with well-delineated flavors and amazing length. Again, this is another 25-year wine at minimum.
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Rich to the point of being syrupy, this shows impressive ripeness and expressive blackberry and blueberry flavors, delivering uncommon textural viscosity. Flavors saturate the palate. This style doesn't get much better. Drink now through 2026. 150 cases made.