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Bevan Ontogeny Propietary Red 2012

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Bevan Ontogeny Propietary Red 2012
$249.00
Save $60.00 (24%)
$189.00

SKU 08724

750ml

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The 2012 Ontogeny reminds me of the 2008 more than any other vintage. It is a massive wine that aromatically comes at you in waves. It starts with blueberry and plums, but then cocoa and spice reveal themselves. With your first sip you know it is a serious wine. The acidity starts the attack, but then the long smooth tannins caress your palate. It will age beautifully, but it wants to play already. As it lingers on the palate, it shows a suppleness that such large wines rarely have. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petite Verdot, which gives it an amazing minerality on the finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Bevan
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Wine AdvocateThe nearly perfect 2012 Proprietary Red Ontogeny is Bevan’s least expensive and biggest production cuvée (700 cases). A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it comes from four of Russell Bevan’s favorite vineyard sources – Tench, Tin Box, Two Dogs and Sugarloaf Mountain. A big fruit bomb, it boasts a dense purple color as well as loads of crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, underbrush, graphite, lavender, roasted meats and blackberries. Amazing aromatics and super-intensity make for a powerful, full-bodied wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.

Robert Parker