Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard 2016
Price - $310.25/bottle
Product description

Vintage: 2016

Vintage rating: 10/10

Variety: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Colour: Red 

Region: Oakville, Napa

Producer: Bevan Cellars

Winemaker: Russell Bevan

Sustainable: Yes

Drinking Window: 2019-2039

Robert Parker score: 97+ points

Points on Wine Review - 99 points

This wine is verging on perfection, with addictive aromas of lush dark cherries, dark plums, blueberries, espresso, tobacco leaf, crushed stones and freshly-cracked black pepper. The palate is medium-full bodied, deep and concentrated, with firm but silky tannins. There is so much going on in this wine with its waves of powerful, dark, plush fruit and spice: it is both wonderfully layered and consistently involving with every sip. The finish is precise and extremely long. Drink now and over the next 20+ years. Just wow!

Technical features

Food pairing:

Short ribs | Seared beef | Chocolate

 

Alexander recipe suggestions:

Cabernet-braised short ribs with Swiss chard and orecchiette

American Cut’s in-house burger (blend of brisket, short rib and dry-aged ribeye)

Flourless chocolate cake with Cabernet Sauvignon and dried cherry sauce

Appellation: Oakville

Site: Tench Vineyard

Soil: Iron-rich, clay to alluvial

Yield: 40 hl/ha

pH: 3.93

R/S: < 0.1 g/l

Alcohol by volume: 16.7 % 

Aging: 17 months new French Oak

Number of cases: 870

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