Russell Bevan Notes: “The 2021 vintage is showing so massive on release that it’s giving us 2018 vibes. As usual, it is a blend of all of our best vineyards, although primarily Tench Vineyard. Prominently Cabernet Sauvignon, it shows massive power and is one of our darkest Ontogeny bottlings ever, yet it still retains its complexity with the Merlot and Cabernet Franc additions. Vibrant blueberry, boysenberry and créme de cassis with super concentrated fruit, and with the weight and tannin in the back palate that will allow this wine to age gracefully. Deep, dark and powerful.”
FMW 98+ Points: The 2021 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 the incredible purity of fruit. It’s a gorgeous wine that’s showing well today, better tomorrow, and should please for 10-15 years!