• WineCPA wrote: 92 points

    December 26, 2019 - Drinking nicely right now. Smooth tannins, ripe black cherry and raspberry. Takes a good decant to really open and sing. Plenty of cedar and vanilla spice. Can't see this getting much better. Ripe in style but a short finish.

  • madalyn Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 14, 2019 - oops, opened on a Monday night!
    but tomorrow is promised to no one so it ok
    PNP, excellent, drinking very well
    will check in tomorrow to see how it does day 2

  • lvjohn wrote: 92 points

    April 19, 2018 - Not nearly as good as the first bottle. There was a funny medicinal taste that interfered with the great flavors and depth that one expects from a Bevan wine.

  • lvjohn Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 18, 2016 - We like Bevan wines a lot and that is influencing what I write. This is the first cab. based wine from Bevan we tasted at home in a few years. It was worth the wait. Delicious, fruit filled, and balanced come to mind. Superb mouth-feel and excellent finish do too.

  • Millennial Drinkers Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 22, 2016 - S&E Wine Club - Battle of the AVAs: Howell Mountain vs Stags Leap District (S&E): Ninth wine and doesn't fit into the theme but nonetheless the first from Oakville. Dark ruby red with a purplish hue. Complex nose with light white and purple floral notes which airs out and develops into vegetal notes and bell peppers. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and moderate plus body. Solid earthiness and bell peppers on the palate that added in some dark fruit qualities. Long and lingering finish pretty smooth. Drink till 2025.

  • cab blends wrote: 93 points

    April 22, 2016 - Very fruity - the fruitiest of the night and definitely in your face Napa fruit - cassis in the nose with a hint of red fruits too.

    Dark fruit and acidity in the finish.

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 91 points

    September 18, 2015 - S&E Wine Society - New World Reds 95+ Rating (S&E): Blind Tasting MOT=91.25
    Color: Wine was deep redish purple
    Nose: Clear signs of new oak; tobacco, earthy and little cassis
    Palate: Wine slid slowly down your tongue, thick, solid tannins, and even a hint of dark chocolate but not bitter.
    Opinion: Can taste alcohol overall solid wine, would be interesting with more air, I believe this was decanted for 2.5 hours, thanks John
    Reveal: honestly did not picture this as a cabernet, very earthy, not my favorite of the night but was the majority of everyone else's. Maybe we should ask opinions before reveal next time.

  • elamasters wrote: 95 points

    April 18, 2014 - Really lovely tonight. This is drinking very well with a few hours of air. Great fruit and a very luxurious texture.

  • cab blends wrote: 91 points

    April 27, 2013 - 28th California Futures Tasting (Mandarin Oriental DC): Cab and merlot. I definitely prefer the Bevan merlot and cab franc. Not value for money for me. This is lighter too.

  • rentmp3 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 25, 2013 - 50% cab, 50% cab franc. Black fruit profile, little green, very grippy tannins, chewy, rich, tightly wound and needs much more time. 92-94