I love how well Mike Officer made Zins in the difficult 2011 vintage. Purple in color. The nose is great with raspberries, black raspberries, brambles and slight spice. On the palate, the texture is amazing. Juicy acidity. Good fruit. The kinf of wine that is so delicious one can't help emptying the bottle quickly. I know these last longer than people might think, but I just can't keep from opening them.
Purple in color. The nose is nice, if young. Cassis, cedar and baking spice. On the palate, very nice texture. Cassis fruit with an underlying char and spice. Good balance. Nice finish. Pretty middle of the road in style which is fine. Certainly has some upside to it based on other times I have tried this bottling over multiple days.
I have been lucky enough to try this twice in a month. Both times just as amazing. Purple in color. The nose is great with cassis, cedar and pencil lead. Full bodied. On the palate, this is almost seamless. Gorgeous texture. Cassis with graphite and underlying minerals. Long finish. More elegant than powerful but it has power. This is still quite young and needs a long decant or better yet, more time in a good cellar.
This seems to be at or close to peak at this point. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, cedar, slight char and a slight earthiness. On the palate, this is soft with thin tannins. Cassis layered with earthiness and spice. Nice finish. Showing a very nice complexity. Worked well with food. This was a huge wine in its youth that has developed beautifully.
Gorgeous wine. Still drinking quite youthfully, this has decades left. Inky purple in color, magenta at the rim. Great nose with cassis, blueberries, cedar and violets. On the palate this has such a luxurious texture. Lush with cassis. Also some charred earth. Tight layers that expand in glass. Great precision. Long finish. This may yet improve a bit and will certainly gain in complexity. Year n and out, one the best Cabs offered anywhere.
This is a very solid Napa Cabernet. Purple/ruby in color. The nose has cassis, , milk chocolate and spice. On the palate, this is sweet ripe fruit; cassis, licorice and vanilla. It drinks quite easily. Still young, perhaps it will gain more complexity with age. Nice finish. A very tasty wine.
I believe this is a Zinfandel blend. Purple in color. The nose has raspberries and some bramble. Perhaps some black pepper. On the palate, there is a nice juciness here. Not a deep wine but easy drinking with solid fruit. Rasberries and black cherries. Nice finish.
Stunning wine. I know this isn't one of the single vineyards, but for half the price, this is amazing. Purple in color. The nose is amazing. Cassis, slight blueberries, a slight floral note and spice. On the palate, this is open and drinking great. An almost samless texture. Juicy acidity. Cassis, blueberries, spice and slight char. Great finish. Its one of those wines where each sip makes you want another one right away because it is so good. Then, the bottle is empty. Will this improve? I don't know but I do know that Bevan reds drink great young and there is no reason to wai
This is a fine wine. Puple in color. The nose has cassis, spice and slight chocolate. Nice full bodied texture. Plenty of cassis and some plums with spice. There doesn't seem to be a lot of depth and it could use a bit more acidity. That said, it is enjoyable for what it is and drinks easy with no food. Pleasant finish.
Excellent wine and in a young, but good place right now. It does have a decade or two left. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has dust, cassis, cherries, slight sandalwood and cigar box. On the palate, this drinks like a riper Bordeaux wine. Dark cherries, cassis, slight earthy funk. Great texture, almost seamless. Long finish. This is a very pretty feminine wine but certainly hasw all the structure it needs. Great wine.