Bevan Tench Vineyard EE Red 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
VinousA wine of superb purity, finesse and richness, the 2013 Red Wine EE Tench Vineyard offers superb balance to match its inviting personality. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the EE is totally alluring from the very first taste. The Franc adds striking floral and savory notes along with a kick of freshness.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 EE Tench Vineyard, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Cabernet Franc, is a stunner. This comes from the red, rocky terraces near the Dalla Valle Vineyard on the western Vaca hillsides in Oakville. This wine has great intensity, with notes of scorched earth, jammy blackberry and cassis fruit, some licorice, underbrush and truffle. It is elegant, yet powerful and authoritative, pure and multi-layered, with a phenomenal finish of close to 50 seconds. This wine should drink well for 20-25 years.
Wine SpectatorStrikingly complex, rich and nuanced, with a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse. Displays an opulent core of juicy black cherry, blackberry, black licorice, savory dried herb, cedary oak and loamy earth. The finish gains depth and nuance, hanging on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2030. 500 cases made.