Bevan Cellars

McGah Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.439 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Andrew S

Another nice, big, full palate wine.

Another nice, big, full palate wine.

Jun 29th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

For me, the 13 Bevan McGan is slightly over extracted and true to Bevan style, hot in alcohol. The fruit, however, is undeniable. Ruby cassis of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries, anise, dark spice, soft layers of baking spices, black licorice, loamy dry top soil, understated crushed dry rocks, leather, dry stems, violets, round acidity & velvety, thick tannins. The tension, length, structure and balance are nicely done. The beautiful finish is; big, thick, rIch, elegant and very long. They would net a better score if they would just dial back the throat and palate burning alcohol. While I don’t buy Beavan, I do think they farm nice fruit. I simply wish they would dial back the alcohol. Their wines would be so much better if they did.

For me, the 13 Bevan McGan is slightly over extracted and true to Bevan style, hot in alcohol. The fruit, however, is undeniable. Ruby cassis of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries, anise, dark spice, soft layers of baking spices, black licorice, loamy dry top soil, understated crushed dry rocks, leather, dry stems, violets, round acidity & velvety, thick tannins. The tension, length, structure and balance are nicely done. The beautiful finish is; big, thick, rIch, elegant and very long. They would net a better score if they would just dial back the throat and palate burning alcohol. While I don’t buy Beavan, I do think they farm nice fruit. I simply wish they would dial back the alcohol. Their wines would be so much better if they did.

Jan 14th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Nice floral nose. Ripe, slightly candied & ruby; blackberries, black plum, plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, spice, clove, nutmeg, rocks and fresh violets. The body is full with M+ tannins. Ripe, ruby; blackberries, black plum, plum, black raspberries & dark cherries. Spice, clove, nutmeg, crush dry rocks, leather, underbrush, grainy volcanic minerals, black raspberry cola, black licorice, good acidity with a nice finish that's gives a slight alcohol burn. Wish they would lover the alcohol levels a bit.

Nice floral nose. Ripe, slightly candied & ruby; blackberries, black plum, plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, spice, clove, nutmeg, rocks and fresh violets. The body is full with M+ tannins. Ripe, ruby; blackberries, black plum, plum, black raspberries & dark cherries. Spice, clove, nutmeg, crush dry rocks, leather, underbrush, grainy volcanic minerals, black raspberry cola, black licorice, good acidity with a nice finish that's gives a slight alcohol burn. Wish they would lover the alcohol levels a bit.

Aug 27th, 2017
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9.4

Dark raspberry jam, rose petals, mint and spices emerge from the Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon McGah, a wine stands out in this range for its expressive inner perfume, silky tannins and floral, lifted style. There is plenty of richness in the glass... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2015)

Dark raspberry jam, rose petals, mint and spices emerge from the Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon McGah, a wine stands out in this range for its expressive inner perfume, silky tannins and floral, lifted style. There is plenty of richness in the glass... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2015)

Mar 14th, 2017
Eric

Massive extracted style yet the AVA stays center stage. First Bevan Mcgah for me. Awesome juice.

Massive extracted style yet the AVA stays center stage. First Bevan Mcgah for me. Awesome juice.

Dec 19th, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

Bevan and dustin wilson 3/16 in boston

Bevan and dustin wilson 3/16 in boston

May 18th, 2020
John A
9.5

Wow...that is all I can say. Amazing fruit. Fresh, well rounded. Lovely

Wow...that is all I can say. Amazing fruit. Fresh, well rounded. Lovely

Nov 30th, 2019
Alvaro Bustillos

Lax con russel@y anmol
Julio 2015

Lax con russel@y anmol
Julio 2015

Sep 30th, 2019
Anthony Holly

Pleasantly surprised! Great bottle of wine here.

Pleasantly surprised! Great bottle of wine here.

Jun 10th, 2018
Eric L.

Really delicious. Blackberries and licorice with baking spices and milk chocolate. What a beautiful wine.

Really delicious. Blackberries and licorice with baking spices and milk chocolate. What a beautiful wine.

Jun 3rd, 2018