Bevan Cellars

EE Tench Vineyard Red Blend

9.68 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.6

Victoria from Bevan Cellars came to town and put on a wonderful tasting of some current releases.

Tasting this side by side to the Sugarloaf was a fun way to see the different site expressions. I preferred this over the Sugarloaf at first pour (but the Sugarloaf barely inched it out in the end). Lovely aromatics kudos to the CF. Dusty fruit with lavender and fresh squeezed blackberries. These cabs were only bottled in April and even with a 4-hr decant, they drank well (Bevan signature style).

Victoria from Bevan Cellars came to town and put on a wonderful tasting of some current releases.

Tasting this side by side to the Sugarloaf was a fun way to see the different site expressions. I preferred this over the Sugarloaf at first pour (but the Sugarloaf barely inched it out in the end). Lovely aromatics kudos to the CF. Dusty fruit with lavender and fresh squeezed blackberries. These cabs were only bottled in April and even with a 4-hr decant, they drank well (Bevan signature style).

Oct 12th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.6

Holy crap this is a serious bottle of Cabernet. Rich and thick. Very full bodied but almost built like a ripe vintage bordeaux (think 03 cos or 03 ducru)... this is suave silky and seductive. Amazing amounts of extract but seamless in every way... shit this is good when you're craving a big juicy and complex cab.

Holy crap this is a serious bottle of Cabernet. Rich and thick. Very full bodied but almost built like a ripe vintage bordeaux (think 03 cos or 03 ducru)... this is suave silky and seductive. Amazing amounts of extract but seamless in every way... shit this is good when you're craving a big juicy and complex cab.

Sep 19th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

Youthful and exuberant like a golden retriever puppy. Soaring nose of blackberry and blueberry with a hint of espresso. Actually very supple and approachable on the palate. Delicious.

Youthful and exuberant like a golden retriever puppy. Soaring nose of blackberry and blueberry with a hint of espresso. Actually very supple and approachable on the palate. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2020
William Goldsmith

William had this 10 months ago

William had this 10 months ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2019
William Goldsmith

W/tenderloin. Hard to beat the combo

W/tenderloin. Hard to beat the combo

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2019
Kimberly Anderson

EE block. Celebrating Greg’s birthday with Russell Bevan!! 2016 but already super complex. Black fruit, spice upon open. Dark chocolate, anise, blackberry pie. Firm tannins and a lovely finish. #bevancellars

EE block. Celebrating Greg’s birthday with Russell Bevan!! 2016 but already super complex. Black fruit, spice upon open. Dark chocolate, anise, blackberry pie. Firm tannins and a lovely finish. #bevancellars

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2018
Ryan Vento

This is a full-bodied, rich, and opulent blend with beautiful aromas of espresso, mocha, baking spices, cinnamon-dusted plums, and berries. On the palate a suave, silky integration of tannins coupled with notes of spices, dark berry medley jam, mocha froth, and blackberry cobbler. This is a well made wine.

This is a full-bodied, rich, and opulent blend with beautiful aromas of espresso, mocha, baking spices, cinnamon-dusted plums, and berries. On the palate a suave, silky integration of tannins coupled with notes of spices, dark berry medley jam, mocha froth, and blackberry cobbler. This is a well made wine.

Mar 10th, 2019
Grant Everett

Grant had this a year ago

Grant had this a year ago

Feb 3rd, 2019