Bevan fan here. This isn’t my favorite wine he has produced but it is a pleasant drinking Merlot. — 3 months ago
Still very closed. Tannins are high for a CA Grenache. Extremely restrained fruit from cool Bennett Valley. Good acidity, and instead of bright fruit there is secondary tobacco, wood and spice with some sour cherry. You get some garrigue, blood and menthol later. — 5 years ago
The fragrant nose is a tug of war between the bright and floral berry fruits and the brooding dark fruits, sprinkled with cedar, peppery spices, grilled meat, and leather. The palate is broad, round, and yet powerful, with spot on acidity and bitter sweet tannins. Long elegant finish.
With so much power and structure, I was stumped by the 13.2% abv.
The winery’s first winemaker was Andy Smith (of DuMOL), then Michael Browne (of Kosta Browne), and in 2010 turned to Russel Bevan. Admittedly I bought the bottles not knowing the winery, but figured with list of winemakers like this, it can’t be bad. Glad that I still have couple bottles left.
— 8 months ago
The '10 Jemrose Viognier 'Egret Pond Vineyard' is a hazy bright yellow with a slight green edge. I immediately picked up ripe peach, apricot and ginger aromas. The palate matches with some additional tropical fruit flavors. A nice lively minerality keeps it all fresh. Paired well with the simple Georgia shrimp appetizer. — 6 years ago
Silly good for $15 from LastBottle — 7 years ago
Soooo yummy. Pretty sure it's the best merlot I've ever had — 5 years ago