Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard – EE Red 2016 | Flirting with perfection … 97-100 RP
Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard EE Red 2016 flirts with perfection. This is a masterpiece from Tench Vineyard, just adjacent to Screaming Eagle. While super-rich and opulent, brimming with notes of chocolate, leather, blueberry pie, and violets. The Wine Advocate loved its “drop dead gorgeous poise and sophistication with a long, graceful finish that cannot fail to impress.”
RP97-100 | Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, the Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard EE Red 2016 reveals a deep garnet-purple color and reticent nose of crushed black and red cherries, mulberries with wafts of dried herbs, lavender and fresh roses plus hints of pencil shavings and tilled soil. While medium to full-bodied, very fine and very fresh in the mouth, it has drop-dead gorgeous poise and sophistication with a long, graceful finish that cannot fail to impress.
From the Winery
Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard EE Red 2016 combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. It has a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than ever before making it even livelier than the 2013 EE, a vintage which produced some of our most massive wines. The Cabernet Franc provides an amazing violet quality and the Merlot adds a little extra richness. The result is luxurious, intense dark fruit.
Winemaker Russell Bevan | Bevan Cellars | Addax | Chase Cellars
Russell Bevan is one of the world’s most acclaimed winemakers; a superstar with critics, colleagues and consumers alike. Wine critics regularly praise his wines, providing correspondingly sky-high scores. Russell’s approach to winemaking was perhaps best summarized by Parker’s own words. In many respects, the impressively talented visionary Russell Bevan produces wines very much in his own bigger-than-life, boisterous image. First his serious insider knowledge, which gives him access to some great sources that other producers somehow have missed. Next, he seems to magically transform his wines into personality-filled, savory, intensely flavored efforts.
High energy and passion are some of the words people often use to describe Russell. But we’re not sure those adjectives do him justice. Pure artist, Russell is assiduously creative and generally over the top when it comes to just about everything having to do with making great wine. But he’s also a hell of a lot of fun. He speaks in terms of good karma in his wines, and his energy is infectious. Best of all, as someone who’s spent a formidable career seeking out the most iconic vineyards in California, he is, without a doubt, head over heels in love with our old vines. And you know that love is something you can actually taste.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Flirting with perfection … 97-100 RP | From Acclaimed Innovative Winemaker Russell Bevan | Perfect for your cellar and Holiday Gifts!|
|Why now?||It’s available|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||97-100 points Wine Advocate|
|What is it?||Napa Valley Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot | ABV 15.0%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2030+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Best Wine Appreciative Friends & Family|
|Occasion||When you need to impress yourself!|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+|