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Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

#1 Post by Gabe Berk » June 3rd, 2020, 12:01 pm

2018 is going to be a pretty exceptional vintage for Napa Cabernet. Russell Bevan's release opened up today. One of the "better deals" that I've been keeping my eye out for is the Bevan 2018 Ontogeny for $95. Price seems fair considering its declassified vineyard designate at half the cost of its designated big brothers. FWIW, Dunnuck gave it a 97-99 pts.

On a side note, its 100 degrees here today. The Bevan 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is always near the very top quality SB's in California. Killer stuff from a single vineyard for $38.

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#2 Post by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L » June 3rd, 2020, 4:41 pm

Big fan of RB and what he does with Tench and the BDX blends. I picked up a few today, but I’m far more interested in what will be released later this year, including a Dr. Crane SVD.
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#3 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » June 3rd, 2020, 5:05 pm

Ontogeny is one of the great “values” of California Bordeaux varieties.
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#4 Post by N. Justl » June 3rd, 2020, 6:02 pm

Michael, do you know which wines are coming later this year? Looks like Houyi and maybe Harbison & Tin Box?
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#5 Post by William Anzalone » June 3rd, 2020, 7:43 pm

The 2nd release will include:

Dr. Crane
Saunders Cab Sauv
Saunders Cab Franc
Houyi
Sentinel Ridge
Calixtro
Harbison

Current release includes:

Ontogeny
EE
Tench
Wildfoote Vineyard "Vixen Block"
Sage Ridge
Sugarloaf

Hope this helps. Still figuring out which ones I'm targeting. They all sound and read great!
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#6 Post by N. Justl » June 3rd, 2020, 8:05 pm

William Anzalone wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 7:43 pm
The 2nd release will include:

Dr. Crane
Saunders Cab Sauv
Saunders Cab Franc
Houyi
Sentinel Ridge
Calixtro
Harbison

Current release includes:

Ontogeny
EE
Tench
Wildfoote Vineyard "Vixen Block"
Sage Ridge
Sugarloaf

Hope this helps. Still figuring out which ones I'm targeting. They all sound and read great!
Thank you for the listing! Have they made a Saunders Cab Franc before or is that a new bottling?
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#7 Post by William Anzalone » June 3rd, 2020, 8:24 pm

N. Justl wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 8:05 pm
William Anzalone wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 7:43 pm
The 2nd release will include:

Dr. Crane
Saunders Cab Sauv
Saunders Cab Franc
Houyi
Sentinel Ridge
Calixtro
Harbison

Current release includes:

Ontogeny
EE
Tench
Wildfoote Vineyard "Vixen Block"
Sage Ridge
Sugarloaf

Hope this helps. Still figuring out which ones I'm targeting. They all sound and read great!
Thank you for the listing! Have they made a Saunders Cab Franc before or is that a new bottling?
The Saunders Cab Franc (V95-98) (JD96-99) and Dr. Crane (V95-98) (JD 98-99) are new bottlings for 2018 vintage. Galloni and Dunnuck barrel tasted both and gave rave reviews. I plan on grabbing a few from both releases.
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#8 Post by blarmston » June 3rd, 2020, 10:00 pm

I wonder who got dropped from the Crane client list to make way for Bevan? Or is it simply due to the higher yields in the ‘18 vintage?
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#9 Post by FMansfield » September 16th, 2020, 7:56 am

What did the wine critics say about the taste profile of the Cab Franc and the second Houyi vintage?

I had a RB sub but it ran out. I just need to get another one and also the JD sub!

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#10 Post by Jmigliano » September 16th, 2020, 8:14 am

Do they ship all at once?
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#11 Post by JohnP » September 16th, 2020, 8:30 am

blarmston wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 10:00 pm
I wonder who got dropped from the Crane client list to make way for Bevan? Or is it simply due to the higher yields in the ‘18 vintage?
Looks like Beckstoffer needs to update the Dr Crane list, only current to 2017 http://www.beckstoffervineyards.com/her ... rane/wine/
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#12 Post by Neale Fisher » September 16th, 2020, 10:19 am

The e-mail indicates that three of the wines got potentially perfect scores from Jeb Dunnuck in his barrel sample reviews. I am curious as to which three.

I did have the chance to drink some of the 2018's with Russell and Victoria several weeks ago in Atlanta. Highlights for me were the Wildfoote and the Crane. Also had the EE, Tench, Sugarloaf and Ontogeny. 2018 should be a great vintage for Bevan based on my early taste. Looking forward to getting some in the cellar.

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#13 Post by JohnP » September 17th, 2020, 3:12 pm

Neale Fisher wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 10:19 am
The e-mail indicates that three of the wines got potentially perfect scores from Jeb Dunnuck in his barrel sample reviews. I am curious as to which three.
Dr. Crane 98-100
EE Tench 98-100 - I recently popped a 2015 and it's my WOTY, mind-blowing delicious!
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#14 Post by Chris H. » September 17th, 2020, 5:02 pm

I'm very intrigued by the Bevan Dr. Crane!! I usually am a 6 pack buyer of Ontogeny, but I'll hopefully be able to pick up a Dr. Crane when offered (fingers crossed, since I'm not sure on the case production on that one).
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#15 Post by JohnP » September 22nd, 2020, 10:18 am

Order in on Dr. Crane...after watching their review of it, I'm even more sold...can't wait to try it!

Dr Crane review starts at 11:10

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#16 Post by NED VALOIS » September 22nd, 2020, 11:08 am

In for a case! [cheers.gif] flirtysmile

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#17 Post by Chris H. » September 22nd, 2020, 11:12 am

I ended up picking up 3 Bevan Dr. Crane, with all of the recent offers I've had to scale back in order to get some from all of my favorites (Greer, William and Mary, Bevan) in this late September release cycle...wish I could get more, but excited to try Russell's take on Dr. Crane!
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#18 Post by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L » September 22nd, 2020, 2:54 pm

Bevan is my perennial favorite. Went deep. Can’t wait to see what Russell did with Dr. Crane and excited to discover what the Cab Franc off of Saunders is like.
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#19 Post by NickRut » September 22nd, 2020, 4:53 pm

Might have to grab some Dr Crane. Wish there were a few tasting notes for it. Hard to know how many are left too
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#20 Post by blarmston » September 22nd, 2020, 8:01 pm

What was the price/per for the Dr?
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#21 Post by JohnP » September 22nd, 2020, 8:11 pm

blarmston wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 8:01 pm
What was the price/per for the Dr?
$195, I'm pretty sure it can be purchased directly on their site, even if you didn't receive an allocation. 6 max offered.
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#22 Post by blarmston » September 23rd, 2020, 5:47 am

JohnP wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 8:11 pm
blarmston wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 8:01 pm
What was the price/per for the Dr?
$195, I'm pretty sure it can be purchased directly on their site, even if you didn't receive an allocation. 6 max offered.
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