Bevan Ontogeny is an evolved blend of many of Bevan’s single vineyard sources. Jeb Dunnuck calls it, “straight-up heavenly.” It’s full bodied with blue and red fruit and a staircase of supple tannins that leads to the sky.
While the 2017 Ontogeny Red Wine is the least expensive wine in the lineup, it comes from all the single vineyards (not all of which were declassified), and in 2017, it doesn't give an inch with regard to quality. In fact, it might be my favorite barrel sample in the lineup. Awesome notes of blueberries, cranberries, blood orange, white flowers, and liquid violets all flow to a full-bodied 2017 that has purity, richness, balance, and length in spades. It's another sexy, straight-up heavenly wine from Russell Bevans that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.