The 2016 ‘Ontogeny’ is another total knockout from Bevan Cellars in this vintage. This blend is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It instantly begins to impress with its seductive aromatics of ripe red currants and blackberries which are laced with complex nuances of asian spices, sage, tobacco, beef blood, violets and hints of dusty minerals all soaring from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied, yet incredibly balanced with remarkable freshness and concentration. It continues to amaze with its wonderful plush texture through the long, voluptuous finish. Absolutely outstanding now and will continue provide drinking pleasure for quite some time.