2013 Bevan Cellars The Impetus De Crescenzo and Tench Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Napa / Sonoma
Drink between 2017 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 2, 2019 - Pop and pour. This supposedly is a 50-50 blend of Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon but it tasted more like a Cab Franc-Merlot blend to me so if you're a fan of young St.-Emilion you will love this. I'm a huge Bevan fan and the 100% Cabernet Sauvignons do tend to taste very similar so it's fun to taste Russell's expert winemaking skill applied to other grapes such as this, the EE Cuvee, and of course the bargain Ontogeny. Just entering drinking window and should be at peak for another 5-10 years.

  • msuwright wrote: 94 points

    July 19, 2019 - This blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Francis quite tasty, intriguing even, but it’s not worth the price tag. Buying this wine (or many of the Bevan single vineyard wines) instead of the Ontogeny is like driving into San Francisco instead of taking public transportation: everyone once in awhile, I need to be reminded it just isn’t worth it.

    Dark purple in color; full in body; nose of black cherry, pepper, and pencil lead, with a medicinal aroma that takes some time to dissipate. Tastes of blueberry, leather, menthol, and mocha, with a silky though brief finish. 14.9% alcohol. This seems well-integrated, so feel free to drink now, though perhaps a year or two will do it some good. Decant at least an hour.

  • cab blends wrote: 93 points

    January 21, 2017 - Birthday Wines; 1/20/2017-1/21/2017 (at Home): Cherry nose - medicinal night medicine nose - - dark mid palate with very little fruit. - needs more decanting - rate tomorrow

    Day 2 the classic Bevan nose comes through. Fruitier than the Hillside Select. The acidity is still high. This needs many more years and has potential to improve.

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  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 94 points

    January 20, 2017 - Deep purplish red. After an hour or so in the decanter this was still tight with green notes and a little black cherries. Finally on day two there were tons of 'Bevan' fruits, black and blue with tons of cinnamon and vanilla. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. This lost a little bit of weight in the mid palate but beefed up on day two. Tons of structure and dark cherries on day one with a slightly stoney and savory finish. Day two brought in the same characteristics as the nose, tons of blue and black fruits as well as cinnamon and vanilla. A touch of heat in the long finish that should dissipate with time. Should be in a sweet spot in about 7 years or so. Drink from 2018 till 2030. (94+)

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Hebrew Hammer wrote: 97 points

    December 24, 2016 - - Brick color.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bevan Cellars
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation The Impetus
  • Vineyard De Crescenzo and Tench Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Napa / Sonoma

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 285 (74%)
  • Consumed 99 (26%)

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