2016 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wildfoote Vineyard, Vixen Block

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2019 - 2036 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Ryan3719 Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 1, 2020 - Double decanted 4 hours before drinking and it was still just opening up when we first tried it. BIG, beautiful wine from Bevan, but still a baby. Mouth watering black and blue fruit in a well balanced package. Tremendous aromatics with a crazy long finish. Will give my next bottle a few more years in the cellar (if I can wait that long).

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  • ageverett Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 24, 2019 - Slow ox for 3 hours. Drank over 2 hours. Also had a 2016 Sugarloaf open.

    The Wildfoote was preferred; more vibrant and open at this stage. Loads of red and purple fruit. Great balance. As usual, this wine for us shows well early.

  • Geaux Tigers Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 16, 2019 - Napa 2019; 7/14/2019-7/18/2019: Tasted at Bevan. Not as bright and vibrant as the ‘17 we had a few weeks back, but this blue fruited beauty is far more integrated and finding it way. Oak and tannins in the background. I hint this needs another 2-3 years to reach an “oh wow” opening to its drinking window.

  • GQG Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 17, 2019 - A sommelier friend once showed me a wine aroma kit that contained 60 different vials, including Lactic acid, Lovage, and Horse sweat. Was it useful? I don't know 'bout that. Was it complete? Hell no! Not to worry, though -- get yourself a bottle of this Bevan Wildfoote and you'll enjoy aromas and tastes like Double Bali Mocha, Scorched Quarter Sawn Oak, Iowa Black Dirt, Route 66 Road Tar, and Equatorial Cloud Forest. It's a premium aroma kit all by itself! Plus, you get to drink all that beautifully intense dark fruit, too! Am I right?

    Decant for a couple of hours.

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  • TXRDW wrote: 98 points

    May 16, 2019 - The Bevan Wildefoot is a very substantial, super-full bodied wine that started out great and got even better. Reminds me somewhat of a Bordeaux, but with a much higher alcohol content. PnP first glass and then finished out of a decanter. By the 90 minute mark the wine really came to life and was hitting all the right notes. Our group followed up with a 2015 Hundred Acre cab that scored at the same high level, though the two wines were uniquely different. I actually liked the Bevan slightly more, but not by much.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bevan Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Wildfoote Vineyard, Vixen Block
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (2%)
  • In Cellars 722 (88%)
  • Consumed 83 (10%)

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