Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Proprietary Red 2016

Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Proprietary Red 2016


Ontogeny. Like our EE, this is more Cabernet Sauvignon than ever before. Less mineral, more pure fruit. It also has a layer of richness that the previous Ontogeny wines didn’t have. The fruit profile from the additional Cabernet Sauvignon is blackberry, boysenberry and there is a hint of mocha that really pops on the finish. Deep purple, incredibly seductive. This is as decadent as Ontogeny has ever been. 


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winemaker's notes

"This is a mix of all of our big boy vineyards and two small special vineyards that give this wine life. I use several press barrels from Tin Box, Tench and Wildfoote, which have chewy, vibrant textures. I worry that I might be making a beast, so I throw in a little kiss of Sugarloaf merlot, which pulls everything back together. It reminds me more of the 2009 than any of the other vintages, as it has so much power and richness at the same time."

critical acclaim

Wine Advocate - 96