The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon The Trail, which is slightly different than its older sibling, is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc aged in equal parts Taransaud and Darnajou barrels. This wine exhibits serious ripeness, great integrity of fruit purity, loads of crème de cassis and blackberry, some licorice, truffle and smoke. It is full-bodied, opulent, and sexy. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
“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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