Red

2017 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2021 - 2032 (Edit)
CT92.3 65 reviews
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
N.V.
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2018
2018
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2018
2018
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2015
2015

Community Tasting Notes 45

  • Cablover1982 Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 22, 2021 - ok this is very nice. Purple/opaque. I’m liking it as it’s opened up in 3 hours. A bit more red fruited than I thought. Not as massive as I thought. It’s easy drinking, pure and plush fruits but held together nicely. Cherry jam, raspberries, blackberries and plums. Hints of wet road, pebbles, spices, soft ripe tannins. I’m would like to taste the ‘16 and the ‘18. Cheers 🍷

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • KTelaak_Buffalo Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 18, 2021 - Surprisingly both bottles had a bunch of sediment. A good overall crowd pleasing wine. Darker fruits and good complexity.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Gnieboer Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 13, 2021 - A nice bottle but even at a discount QPR not there. Concentration and nice dark fruit, but complexity was lacking, despite decant and saving a glass for day 2.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 11, 2021 - 30 min double decant. Deep dark magenta color. Raspberry jam, blackberry, burnt cinnamon toast, anise, and subtle wisteria on the nose. Dry, satiny, full bodied palate. Firm, full, low intensity tannins on the medium long finish.

    This was very good right out of the gate, but began fading after an hour of drinking. It’s got the typical red-fruited nose of the ‘17 vintage. Thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless, but doesn’t hold a candle to the ‘16 IMHO.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Justinwine wrote: 92 points

    September 6, 2021 - I love this wine. Excited to watch and drink over the years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
1 - 5 of 45 More notes

Pro Reviews 3

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Napa Valley’s 2017s, 1/31/2020 (link)

    (Bevan Cellars Ontogeny) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2017 & 2018 Napa Valley In Depth (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

    (Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

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

    (Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bevan Cellars
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Ontogeny
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville
  • UPC Codes 000004373643, 089819274451, 451404797506, 451968757503, 452205157506, 462205157505

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 38 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,294 (74%)
  • Consumed 783 (25%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  39 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Add Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-21 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close