Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.434 ratings
9.55 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Monthly 4th Friday is post Thanksgiving this year, so lots of Thanksgiving style wines!

Spiced cake, smoked meat, grilled red and black fruits on the nose. Rich and open as Bevan’s wines are on the palate. Sweet fruit and toasted oak. Some cedar, new pipe tobacco, nutmeg and cocoa shavings over black forest cake. Hedonistic as always and showing really well. In drinking order, I think they are currently as follows: ‘15 now, ‘14 next, ‘16 in the next year or two.

Monthly 4th Friday is post Thanksgiving this year, so lots of Thanksgiving style wines!

Spiced cake, smoked meat, grilled red and black fruits on the nose. Rich and open as Bevan’s wines are on the palate. Sweet fruit and toasted oak. Some cedar, new pipe tobacco, nutmeg and cocoa shavings over black forest cake. Hedonistic as always and showing really well. In drinking order, I think they are currently as follows: ‘15 now, ‘14 next, ‘16 in the next year or two.

Nov 24th, 2018
Ken Z
9.4

Drank 7/12/18. Tasing event.

Very pleasant, but medium nose of black fruit and some oak. Nice very balanced palate with black berry, red fruit, and well integrated tannins.

3/23/9/5/4 +50 = 94 pts

Drank 7/12/18. Tasing event.

Very pleasant, but medium nose of black fruit and some oak. Nice very balanced palate with black berry, red fruit, and well integrated tannins.

3/23/9/5/4 +50 = 94 pts

Jul 13th, 2018
Al Shikoh

violet; aromatic, cassis, dark chocolate, violets, graphite; full bodied, dense, concentrated, dark fruit, beautifully textured tannin, 14.9% ABV; blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc

violet; aromatic, cassis, dark chocolate, violets, graphite; full bodied, dense, concentrated, dark fruit, beautifully textured tannin, 14.9% ABV; blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2019
Eric LaMasters

So good! I don’t know of anything better in Napa Valley for under $100.

So good! I don’t know of anything better in Napa Valley for under $100.

Sep 12th, 2019
Kelly Velez

Last wine of birthday week...

Last wine of birthday week...

Aug 12th, 2019
Mark Turner

All day long and twice on Wednesday!

All day long and twice on Wednesday!

Aug 1st, 2019
Mono Head

Quite fruit forward and rich. Dark. A bit of vanilla. Or 9.0+

Quite fruit forward and rich. Dark. A bit of vanilla. Or 9.0+

Jul 13th, 2019
David Walser

This wine was awesome! This was provided by a friend. Hoping I was several bottles at home.

This wine was awesome! This was provided by a friend. Hoping I was several bottles at home.

May 5th, 2019
Eric LaMasters

Lovely wine on a perfect summer evening. 82 degrees, clear blue skies, and low humidity.
Just a delicious, happy Labrador Retriever of a wine - it wants nothing more than to please you. All smiles here!

Lovely wine on a perfect summer evening. 82 degrees, clear blue skies, and low humidity.
Just a delicious, happy Labrador Retriever of a wine - it wants nothing more than to please you. All smiles here!

Jul 7th, 2018