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Tasting Notes


Another wine from the Showket Vineyard, and a proprietary blend at that, is the 2008 Double-E, an equal-part blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ths wine borders on perfection, but don’t get too excited, there’s not a lot of it. Extraordinary notes of blueberries, acacia flowers, tobacco leaf, cassis, licorice, and crushed rocks all soar from the glass of this inky purple wine. Fabulous concentration, full-bodied texture and ethereal intensity without heaviness make for a provocative and compellingly great wine from Russell Bevan. The finish goes on for a good 45+ seconds. This is graceful, stunning wine that caught me by total surprise in its greatness.


An extraordinary wine, gorgeous from start to finish. Offers captivating character of ripe dark fruits, currant, blackberry, kirsch, mocha, cedar, graphite, tar and more. Full-blown, beautifully structured, pure and persistent, sailing along gracefully, with a tremendous aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2025.

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The Winery

Bevan Cellars

“Russell Bevan is one of the more outspoken producers in the Napa Valley, and so are his wines. These sumptuous, beautifully textured reds are full of personality. Made to be accessible right upon release, the Bevan wines are rich, intense, and hugely delicious.”
–Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Since their first vintage in 2005, Russell Bevan and Victoria de Crescenzo have made sure that the focus of Bevan Cellars is on the vineyards that they source their fruit from. The couple owns a 2-acre vineyard in Bennett Valley as well as procures grapes from Showket, Sugarloaf, Kick Ranch and other vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma counties. In regards to the winemaking approach, Bevan Cellars centers themselves on managing tannins, which results in wines that are decadent yet polished and perfect for your cellar.

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