• Producer: Bevan Cellars - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Russell Bevan
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Napa Valley)
  • Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
  • Vintage production: 3,494 cases
  • Winery location: Oakville
  • Owners: Russell Bevan & Victoria De Crescenzo
  • First vintage: 2008
  • Drinking window: 2022-2037+


About The Wine


The fruit the Ontogenys sourced from the famed Tench, Wildfoote and Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards. Bevan Cellars is renowned for its multiple-100 point, single-vineyard wines, most famously the Tench Vineyard (which borders Screaming Eagle) and Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard (a wine repeatedly likened to Château Cheval Blanc). Add to these the Wildfoote Vineyard in Stags Leap District, the Harbison and Saunders Vineyards next to Tench, and the mountainous Sage Ridge Vineyard, and you have an epic-line up of top tier Napa sites.


There are no grapes grown specifically to go into the Ontogeny. Instead, Russell selectes barrels from the vineyard designates to produce something enchanting.


Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Red Wine 2019

  • "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!"

    98 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar. 2020)