Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine

9.448 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

Inky purple. Strong floral notes of violets and lilacs accompanied by cassis, black cherries, and chocolate. Intense and sweet dark fruit on the palate with supple tannins. Blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Very appealing entry to the Bevan lineup of Bordeaux style wines.

Inky purple. Strong floral notes of violets and lilacs accompanied by cassis, black cherries, and chocolate. Intense and sweet dark fruit on the palate with supple tannins. Blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Very appealing entry to the Bevan lineup of Bordeaux style wines.

Sep 6th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

You haven’t really lived until you’ve tasted Russell Bevan’s wine. His 2014 Ontogeny had me exclaiming “OH.... Daaaaayuuuum....” after my first sniff, and then again after each of the subsequent eight or ten sips with various and usually increasing changes in inflection. Blackberry compote drenched in crème de cassis accented with smoked brisket and white flowers. Tertiary notes of lavender, leather, a faint tinge of brett, and a little magic marker provide an exotic backdrop for a wine that exudes its own Napa style.

You haven’t really lived until you’ve tasted Russell Bevan’s wine. His 2014 Ontogeny had me exclaiming “OH.... Daaaaayuuuum....” after my first sniff, and then again after each of the subsequent eight or ten sips with various and usually increasing changes in inflection. Blackberry compote drenched in crème de cassis accented with smoked brisket and white flowers. Tertiary notes of lavender, leather, a faint tinge of brett, and a little magic marker provide an exotic backdrop for a wine that exudes its own Napa style.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Matt Sterr

Cab Sav, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot.

Cab Sav, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot.

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Apr 13th, 2017
Mark Turner

Decanted for two hours before drinking. Great fruit. A favorite at our house. Phenomenal balance. We love this wine.

Decanted for two hours before drinking. Great fruit. A favorite at our house. Phenomenal balance. We love this wine.

Jul 13th, 2018
Garrett Parker

The entry level from Bevan and its fantastic.

The entry level from Bevan and its fantastic.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Robert Ward

This wine has stuck with me since first having it. A real treat and better than its price point.

This wine has stuck with me since first having it. A real treat and better than its price point.

May 3rd, 2018
TheSkip

Juicy is how the Mrs described it. I would certainly agree. Very plush and complex. Tannins were very well integrated for such a young wine. Persistent finish.

Juicy is how the Mrs described it. I would certainly agree. Very plush and complex. Tannins were very well integrated for such a young wine. Persistent finish.

Mar 11th, 2018
Laith A

Dense and ripe!!! Tons of black and blue fruits!! Blueberry and blackberry pie/jam ... never ending fruit bomb!!

Dense and ripe!!! Tons of black and blue fruits!! Blueberry and blackberry pie/jam ... never ending fruit bomb!!

Nov 11th, 2017
Eric LaMasters

This wine always makes me happy! I think it might be my last bottle of the 2014. Good thing the 2015 will be arriving soon!

This wine always makes me happy! I think it might be my last bottle of the 2014. Good thing the 2015 will be arriving soon!

Oct 5th, 2017