Bevan Cellars “Tench Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 [3/cs]

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California Napa Valley
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2016

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard is very deep purple-black in colour with an earthy, meaty, broody nose with notes of mocha over baked plums and crème de cassis plus wafts of spice box and mincemeat. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated, rich and earthy with great vibrancy on the finish. 839 cases produced.”

97 + points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2018

 

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard is racy and layered in the glass, with all of the textural creaminess that makes wines from this part of Oakville so alluring. Plush fruit, silky tannins and soaring aromatics make for a truly compelling Cabernet Sauvignon. Mocha, dried herbs, tobacco, menthol, licorice and cedar meld into the sumptuous finish. Time in the glass brings out terrific freshness in the dark red and purplish berry fruit. The 2016 is every bit as memorable from bottle as it was from barrel. 2021-2031.”

97 points, Antonio Galloni vinous.com, Dec 2018

 

“From a steep hillside in Oakville, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard offers a more savory, masculine, layered style as well as a huge nose of red and black fruits, dried herbs, chocolate, and earth. It hits the palate with a full-bodied, mouthfilling style that carries plenty of tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and a great finish. I like it today, yet it’s going to continue drinking brilliantly for two decades. 2019-2039.”

97 points, JebDunnuck.com, Jan 2019