Bevan Cellars

Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.676 ratings
9.619 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Mike R
9.7

Anniversary time and lucky me - opened this at a restaurant with my wife of 29 years - how fun is that given the world right now

This is getting better from the first time two years ago / I almost went to 9.8 but I don’t do those scores often - crazy insane goodness in a bottle - bravo Russell - what can I say - opened decanted and 45 minutes this wine was spot on - refined and totally integrated tannins - structure is brilliant- like eating delicious dark chocolate almost with raspberries and blackberries fruit positioned perfectly inside the texture of this wine - could last 10 years and might get better but WHY wait

Amazing smiles

Anniversary time and lucky me - opened this at a restaurant with my wife of 29 years - how fun is that given the world right now

This is getting better from the first time two years ago / I almost went to 9.8 but I don’t do those scores often - crazy insane goodness in a bottle - bravo Russell - what can I say - opened decanted and 45 minutes this wine was spot on - refined and totally integrated tannins - structure is brilliant- like eating delicious dark chocolate almost with raspberries and blackberries fruit positioned perfectly inside the texture of this wine - could last 10 years and might get better but WHY wait

Amazing smiles

Jun 14th, 2020
Mike R
9.6

Russell can make amazing wine - love you @David L and many many thanks for your generous gift - smiling

Russell can make amazing wine - love you @David L and many many thanks for your generous gift - smiling

Jan 11th, 2019
Shay A
9.7

Monthly guys group wine meet-up. No theme tonight aside from “it better be good”.

Blueberry pie, bacon fat, milk chocolate on the nose. SMELLS plush and velvet like. Little tannic bite but still retains focus and structure. Some cinnamon and Mexican vanilla on the finish. Hedonistic Napa Cab. This is taking you straight to flavor town. Russell cranks these out with so much power. Some Napa Cabs are meant to age but these are the type that I want to enjoy shortly after release!

Monthly guys group wine meet-up. No theme tonight aside from “it better be good”.

Blueberry pie, bacon fat, milk chocolate on the nose. SMELLS plush and velvet like. Little tannic bite but still retains focus and structure. Some cinnamon and Mexican vanilla on the finish. Hedonistic Napa Cab. This is taking you straight to flavor town. Russell cranks these out with so much power. Some Napa Cabs are meant to age but these are the type that I want to enjoy shortly after release!

Jul 11th, 2018
Mike R
9.5

Always dependable and always a joyful experience with all of Russell’s cab wines for me but it was not WOTN - first sip and I thought man I wish would have opened on a separate night as I thought would be the WOTN - so little shocking and yet it was a 95 - this is a COP - 😂 - cellar owner problems - smiles galore

Always dependable and always a joyful experience with all of Russell’s cab wines for me but it was not WOTN - first sip and I thought man I wish would have opened on a separate night as I thought would be the WOTN - so little shocking and yet it was a 95 - this is a COP - 😂 - cellar owner problems - smiles galore

May 26th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Mayweather is in the ring! Let’s get ready to rumble..... @Terri Walker @TheSkip @Mike Smith @Kimberly Anderson @Shay A @Aaron Means @Bill Bender @Ian Blackburn

Feb 25th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”.

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2019
William Goldsmith

William had this 2 years ago

William had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

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

Fun to try this next to the Tench EE. More fruit upfront without a doubt. More feminine in style vs the Tench EE being more masculine. Red, blue and black fruit all over with Mexican vanilla, fig & chocolate.

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

Fun to try this next to the Tench EE. More fruit upfront without a doubt. More feminine in style vs the Tench EE being more masculine. Red, blue and black fruit all over with Mexican vanilla, fig & chocolate.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

Omg yes!!! Drinking with Russesll Bevan himself!!! Words can't describe this absolute beauty!!!!!!!

Omg yes!!! Drinking with Russesll Bevan himself!!! Words can't describe this absolute beauty!!!!!!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2016
Jennifer Joensen

Jennifer had this 5 years ago

Jennifer had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2015