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2018 BEVAN “ONTOGENY” PROPRIETARY RED

$105.00 $99.99

Ontogeny is the developmental history of an organism, and Russell Bevan’s 2018 Ontogeny Blend evolved from several of his equally high-scoring single-vineyard wines. The wine is a barrel selection created from Tench, Sugarloaf, Harbison, Wildfoote, Saunders, and Sage Ridge vineyards, blended to make something enchanting. Russell achieved that, and Ontogeny isn’t just an introduction to Bevans wines’ cardinal quality, but as the least expensive of his big reds, the wine doesn’t compromise at all in terms of quality.

The Ontogeny 2018 combines six highly-expressive vineyards, then raised in a variety of high-end oak barrels. With a near-perfect 97-99 Point score and at under $100, I recommend grabbing as much as you can. Perhaps another case or three… seriously OMG.

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2018 BEVAN “ONTOGENY” PROPRIETARY RED

The 2018 vintage was a faultless growing season that was virtually uninterrupted by significant heat spikes, providing a prolonged hang-time, allowing the fruit to accumulate intense flavor and complexity. The resulting wine is breathtakingly complex and irresistibly engaging.

Tasting Notes from Jeb Dunnuck 99 Points: “The 2018 Ontogeny has lots of cassis and currant fruits as well as plenty of graphite, tapenade, salted chocolate, and leafy herbs. It’s a rich, full-bodied, deep, sexy beasty.” JEB DUNNUCK 99 POINTS

Tasting Notes from Bevan Cellars, “We have to go back to the 2013 vintage to find an Ontogeny that is this enthralling. The wine’s pedigree is special: Tench, Sugarloaf, Harbison, Wildfoote, Saunders and Sage Ridge. We didn’t grow a single grape specifically to go into Ontogeny. Instead, we selected barrels from our vineyard designates to produce something enchanting, and this wine shows that we accomplished that. It cascades across your palate with seamless ease. Explosive notes of crème de cassis, lavender and huckleberries give the wine a luxurious fruit component. The mouthfeel is all about controlled power, the tannins come in waves, but they hit with incredible grace.” ~ Winemaker Russell Bevan

Beyond Orgasmic, this is the Napa Valley Sweet Spot:

★ World-Class Pedigree
★ World-Famous Winemaker
★ Rated 99 Points
★ Under 100 Bucks
The only question is: how many cases do you want before it’s gone? Please try at least a 6-pack… however I highly and strongly recommend 2-3-cases for COLLECTORS and FANS. It does not get much better at this price, Ladies and Gentleman… for example, the 100 Point Robert Parker Rated Napa Cabernet I’m sending this evening is $600-$750/btl on the market … please get some BEVAN.

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