Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.510 ratings
9.44 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
Ken Z
9.3

Drank 6/13/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Ripe, red and black fruit, with a touch of pipe tobacco. Similar plate, with a bit of soil and oak. Medium + finish. Well made, if not a bit ripe. The '15 seems a bit better if you can find it.

4/23/7/4/4 +50= 92 pts

Drank 6/13/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Ripe, red and black fruit, with a touch of pipe tobacco. Similar plate, with a bit of soil and oak. Medium + finish. Well made, if not a bit ripe. The '15 seems a bit better if you can find it.

4/23/7/4/4 +50= 92 pts

Jun 14th, 2019
Shay A
9.5

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Dang. Insane wine for under $100! Highest scoring Ontogeny since 2012. Cherry cordial, blackberry pie, pie crust, and smoked rhubarb candy. This is very impressive and competes with Bevan’s single vineyard style wines.

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Dang. Insane wine for under $100! Highest scoring Ontogeny since 2012. Cherry cordial, blackberry pie, pie crust, and smoked rhubarb candy. This is very impressive and competes with Bevan’s single vineyard style wines.

Feb 4th, 2019
Shay A
9.5

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

In my opinion, this is one of the best Napa cabs at the price point. Consistently fantastic with everything you could want from a Napa Cab. I found this wine to have more stuffing and more complexity than the ‘14. Similar to the ‘15. Didn’t come across too high octane. More red and black fruit compared to blue and black fruit, with a sweet mocha like note.

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

In my opinion, this is one of the best Napa cabs at the price point. Consistently fantastic with everything you could want from a Napa Cab. I found this wine to have more stuffing and more complexity than the ‘14. Similar to the ‘15. Didn’t come across too high octane. More red and black fruit compared to blue and black fruit, with a sweet mocha like note.

Oct 12th, 2018
H.B Treadway

Easy 95-97 points,
Great burger wine
Jeb 98 Lisa 95

Easy 95-97 points,
Great burger wine
Jeb 98 Lisa 95

Apr 10th, 2019
Jason and Jennie

95+ just a great wine for the price

@Shay A i agree with more red/black fruit notes.

95+ just a great wine for the price

@Shay A i agree with more red/black fruit notes.

Mar 17th, 2019
H.B Treadway

I think I skipped the 15 because I was still sitting on a few 14’s, but this 16 is great, reminds me of the 2012. It was a Bard beater for 14 so curious how it compares to the 16 Bard,

I think I skipped the 15 because I was still sitting on a few 14’s, but this 16 is great, reminds me of the 2012. It was a Bard beater for 14 so curious how it compares to the 16 Bard,

Oct 8th, 2018
Jonathan Reimer

Jonathan had this 10 months ago

Jonathan had this 10 months ago

Aug 10th, 2018
Howard Greenfield

Howard had this 9 days ago

Howard had this 9 days ago

Jun 7th, 2019
KA
9.4

KA had this 3 months ago

KA had this 3 months ago

Apr 2nd, 2019
Michael Skarke

Michael had this 6 months ago

Michael had this 6 months ago

Dec 27th, 2018