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Bevan Ontogeny Propietary Red 2008
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Bevan Ontogeny Propietary Red 2008

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Ontogeny, which refers to the growth of a single-celled entity into a multi-celled being, represents the next step in Bevan Cellars' evolution. We created this new label as a separate brand from Bevan specifically to feature new fruit sources and to craft distinctive blends that speak to our love of fruit-driven wines. The inaugural vintage is a showy wine which starts with a blast of cherry and boysenberry wrapped in layers of vanilla and mocha. Bold and direct on the palate, a kiss of Merlot gives it a rich, round mid-palate. As the wine builds, it flexes its tannic backbone, which comes compliments of a little Cabernet Franc. Finally, the Cabernet Sauvignon takes center stage, offering generous waves of fruit and enough complexity to make this a complete, satisfying wine.
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The stunning 2008 Ontogeny Proprietary Red (a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) boasts an opaque purple color along with notes of kirsch, blueberries, boysenberries, mocha and subtle smoke. Expansive on the palate as well as opulent and fleshy with tremendous fruit, depth and richness, there is some tannin lurking in the background, but it is largely concealed by the luxurious fruit component. Already showy and complex, this stunning red can be drunk over the next decade. One of the major fruit sources for Bevan has been the Showket Vineyard in Napa, which was recently sold to Peter Michael.

Robert Parker, December 2010