• Producer: Bevan Cellars - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Russell Bevan
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Oakville)
  • Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Vintage production: 647 cases
  • Winery location: Oakville
  • Owners: Russell Bevan & Victoria De Crescenzo
  • First vintage: 2011
  • Drinking window: 2024-2044+

 

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.

 

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.

 

Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine 2019

£158.00Price
  • "Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2019 Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard is a barrel sample with a deep garnet-purple color. It leaps out of the glass with crème de cassis, blueberry pie and black cherry cordial with nuances of potpourri, kirsch and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, the palate is bright and refreshing with bags of juicy fruit and a soft texture, finishing with a floral lift."

    97-99 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Mar. 2021)

     

    "The 2019 Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine checks in as a 60/40 split of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from two different vineyards. The Cabernet Franc really stands out, and the wine has a complex, forest floor, herbal, bouquet garni-like character as well notes of woodsmoke, iron, and blue fruits. Full-bodied on the palate, it has some background chocolaty oak, a great mid-palate, and a heck of a finish."

    97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar. 2022)