- Producer: Bevan Cellars - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Russell Bevan
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Oakville)
- Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc
- Vintage production: 1,093 cases
- Winery location: Oakville
- Owners: Russell Bevan & Victoria De Crescenzo
- First vintage: 2011
- Drinking window: 2023-2043+
About The Wine
The Tench Vineyard is also the location of Bevan's winery, and the 17 acres under vine share a fenceline to the south with the Screaming Eagle vineyard. It is located on some of, if not THE finest vineyard land in the Napa Valley.
The 2018 EE Red Wine shows the vineyard’s complexity and depth. Where the Cabernet Sauvignon is about power and persistence, the EE mesmerises and seduces you. The Cabernet in EE comes from Block 2A on the Tench Vineyard. which is made up of beautifully homogenized red soil that gives finesse and more refined textures. When combined with Cabernet Franc and a kiss of Petit Verdot, you get a wine that has complexity and a breadth of flavours and aromatics of fruit as well as ripe tobacco, violets and cedar. Complexity and harmony, the 2018 EE is magic.
Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine 2018
"The 2018 Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine is based on a 60/40 split of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from a great, great vineyard on the east side of Oakville, just beside Screaming Eagle. Ample blue fruits, white chocolate, tobacco, and spring flower nuances emerge from the glass, and it’s full-bodied, concentrated, and incredibly sexy, with a level of opulence and hedonism that’s not often found in the vintage. It's another blockbuster of a 2018 from Beven. Drink bottles any time over the coming 15+ years."
98 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2018 Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color. It explodes from the glass with bombastic scents of crème de cassis, baked plums and boysenberries plus hints of mocha, licorice, Marmite toast and sandalwood with a touch of star anise. The palate delivers mouth-coating, full-on full-bodied black fruit preserves flavors, framed by plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with a veritable firework display of exotic spices."
98 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Nov. 2021)