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Bevan - Cabernet Sauvignon Wildfoote Vineyard Vixen Block 2012

Bevan Description

Russell Bevan has a led a varied life. Born in Ukiah, CA he earned his Master's in Philosophy from Gonzaga University in Washington. His wine career began with working for a Gallo distributor, selling to grocery stores. Then, in the mid-’90s, he wrote a wine column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. This gave him access to many of the great winemakers in California who later became mentors when he moved to Northern California. 

In 2004, their friend Kal Showket (owner of Showket Vineyard, since sold to Peter Michael and now known as Au Paradis Vineyard) offered to sell him a ton of Cabernet Sauvignon. He leaped at the chance, and Bevan Cellars was born. By 2012, he was able to migrate a portion of the production to Napa. “That’s when things began to take off for Bevan Cellars,” said Russell. “We had a beautiful facility to host new customers and grow the brand.” By 2017, their Napa production had grown significantly, and they were invited by the Tench family to move into their newly built winemaking facility next to the Tench Vineyard. “With our strong ties to the vineyard source and the Oakville AVA, it was an obvious choice for us,” said Russell. 

“We approach winemaking from a texture standpoint,” said Russell. “We know that special vineyards will give us flavor and aromatics, but managing textural balance is where the real magic lies." 

-- Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent

Wine Spectator: 97 Points

A remarkably seductive effort, delightfully creamy and chocolaty, plush and layered, with a firm, rich, potent core of dense, earth-laced currant and blackberry flavors. Firm cedary oak is evident, gliding along gracefully on the finish. *Highly Recommended* (JL)  (5/2015)

Vinous: 95 Points

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Wild Foot Vineyard Vixen Block, from a site in Stags Leap, is loaded with blue and black stone fruits, licorice, cloves, menthol, mocha and espresso, in a super-ripe, voluptuous style that will provide plenty of immediate gratification. Even with all of its obvious richness, expressive floral notes add lift and freshness. This is another gorgeous 2012 from Bevan. (Drink between 2017-2032)

Wine Advocate: 95 Points


Price: $275.00

Sale Price: $219.00

Quantity Available: 2
Producer Bevan
Country United States
Region California
Subregion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2012
Sku 10314
Size 750ml
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