Winery Notes: ”This is the first wine we blend every year, and this year’s result is powerful. As you have come to expect each release, the core of this blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, and in 2019 it comes from some of the rockiest blocks at Tench Vineyard. It has a fabulous meaty quality and all the fruit to back it up. It was quite an undertaking to craft a wine that could stand up to the ’18 Ontogeny that was so yummy, but what we have in ’19 is an even bigger beast.
FMW 97 Points: The 2019 Ontogeny offers a deep purple hue, and an exquisite bouquet of black and stone fruits, crushed flowers and cocoa. The wine is intense, full in body with layer upon layer of lush flavors on the palate, showcasing incredible purity of fruit. It’s a gorgeous wine that’s showing well today, better tomorrow and should please for 10-15 years!
Vinous 96 Points: “The 2019 Ontogeny is another tremendous wine in this range. In fact, the 2019 is one of the very best Ontogenys I can remember tasting. Rich, sumptuous and unapologetically brash, the 2019 is a total rock-star. A touch of Malbec adds exuberance to the fruit, as if these wines needed any more richness. For readers who want to know what the fuss is about Bevan, Ontogeny is the place to start!”