- Producer: Bevan Cellars - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Russell Bevan
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Stags Leap District)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 125 cases
- Winery location: Oakville
- Owners: Russell Bevan & Victoria De Crescenzo
- First vintage: 2012
- Drinking window: 2018-2038
About The Wine
The Wildfoote Vineyard is located in the narrowest part of the Stags Leap District AVA, roughly halfway between Cliff Lede Vineyards and Realm Cellars. It was purchased by the founder of Screaming Eagle, Jean Phillips, in 2011. Russell utilises the best fruit from the Vixen Block for this sensational Cabernet Sauvignon.
The classic elegance of Stags Leap District shine through with this aromatic yet finesses Cabernet. The aromatics are typically of floral and blue fruits; the palate is all about the simply incredible texture and purity.
Bevan Cellars Wildfoote Vineyard Vixen Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Vixen Block Wildfoote Vineyard offers up a very serious nose of cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry compote with hints of dried lavender, underbrush, Chinese five spice and cigar box, plus a waft of dark chocolate. Full-bodied and densely packed with black fruit preserves and earthy layers, it has a firm frame of finely grained tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with epically long exotic spice nuances. Only 125 cases were produced."
98 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Dec. 17)