- Producer: Bevan Cellars - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Russell Bevan
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 405 cases
- Winery location: Oakville
- Owners: Russell Bevan & Victoria De Crescenzo
- First vintage: 2017
- Drinking window: 2022-2042+
About The Wine
The Sage Ridge Vineyard is located high up in the Vaca Mountains, overlooking Pritchard Hill and Lake Hennessey. The soil's story endures with the uplifting of ancient shallow seabeds, plate tectonics, and glaciation that continues over millennia with the erosion and transportation of old metamorphic rock created under intense heat and pressure.
The present day chapter is set in a unique mixture of well- to excessively-drained sedimentary and metamorphic soils underlain by a bedrock of Franciscan complex. Silty clay loams with varying depths, mixtures of gravels, and fractured rock undulate among the steep slopes. The primary soil classifications are Bresse-Dibble complex, Maymen-Millshom-Lodo association, Shale & Sandstone rock outcrop, and Sobrante loam.
Bevan Cellars Sage Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"The inky black-hued 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge Vineyard is another 2018 that shows incredible purity of fruit as well as a sense of elegance paired with richness. Complex notes of smoked blue fruits, bouquet garni, chocolate, bay leaf, and flowers emerge from this full-bodied, silky Cabernet that has plenty of ripe tannins as well as a great finish. Give bottles a few years."
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2021)
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge possesses striking aromatic intensity and breadth right out of the bottle. Crushed rocks, red fruit, dried flower and sage are all laced together in a beautifully sculpted, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sage Ridge is so distinctive, so full of character."
97 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Jan. 2021)