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 98 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!
Jeb Dunnuck 99 Points: “A blend put together by Bevan from the single vineyards, the Ontogeny cuvée is year-in, year-out one of the greatest values in Cabernet Sauvignon. His 2019 Ontogeny is no exception, revealing a dense purple hue as well as rock star notes of crème de cassis, violets, tobacco leaf, and chocolate. It’s a big, classic Bevan wine and has remarkable purity, silky, polished tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. Don’t miss it!