2016 Bevan Cellars 'EE Tench' Proprietary Red Napa Valley

$199.95
WA97-100

Flirting with perfection, this is a masterpiece from Tench Vineyard, just adjacent to Screaming Eagle. Super-rich and opulent, brimming with notes of chocolate, leather, blueberry pie, and violets. The Wine Advocate loved its “drop dead gorgeous poise and sophistication with a long, graceful finish that cannot fail to impress.”

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Russell Bevan
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WBEV16PR3EETENCH
WA97-100

Wine Advocate

Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, the 2016 Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard reveals a deep garnet-purple color and reticent nose of crushed black and red cherries, mulberries with wafts of dried herbs, lavender and fresh roses plus hints of pencil shavings and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, very fine and very fresh in the mouth, it has drop dead gorgeous poise and sophistication with a long, graceful finish that cannot fail to impress.