Bevan Cellars EE Proprietary Red 2021
|California, Napa Valley, Oakville
EE Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (35%). It is delicious now and will continue to shine and fully express itself as it ages. With notes of cassis and bittersweet chocolate, the Cabernet Franc jumps out in the mid-palate. Full of complexity now that will only increase and evolve as this wine ages. Cellar-worthy for many years.
Wine Advocate 95-97 "A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Cabernet Franc, the 2021 Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard offers up a wonderful range of dark fruit—black cherries, cassis and blackberries—couched in hints of dark chocolate. Like almost all the Bevan wines, it’s full-bodied, richly concentrated, and velvety in texture. This one finishes long, with a mocha and cocoa-stained finish.
The 2021 EE Red Wine is ripe and powerful, with smoky red and black fruits as well as lots of background oak, graphite, espresso, and dark chocolate-like aromas and flavors that develop beautifully with time in the glass. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, it has plenty of background oak, the building tannins of the vintage, and a great finish. A gorgeous wine, it will benefit from 3-4 years in the cellar and evolve for 25-30 years in cold cellars. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc brought up in new barrels.
The 2021 Red Blend EE is one of the more overt wines in the range. Super-ripe red cherry, blackberry, chocolate, spice, gravel, and licorice are all amplified in this heady, exotic Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend. The 2021 is a powerhouse.