Bevan Cellars Bab's Cuvee 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 127483
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP93
  • WS93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is more of a departure for us than any other wine in the 2009 line up. The one thing that I believe we do well at Bevan Cellars is manage tannins, we always try to make our Cabernet's unctuous and deep, but they are always light on their feet, never syrupy or hard. In '09 I intentionally let the Cabernet Sauvignon gain a little more weight and with it a little more complexity. The '07 and '08 were amazing right from the get-go, but the '09 likes some extra air and will age better than any previous Bevan Cellars Cabernet. It has a super deep core of black fruits and a kiss of dark chocolate. It isn't as herbal as our past vintages, it is more of a traditional Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, powerful and focused.

Critical Acclaim

"A muscular expression of Cabernet, deep and chewy, with ripe plum, blackberry, wild berry and floral scents. Tight, focused and tannic. Best to cellar or give a long decant."
93 Points

"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Bab’s Cuvee Showket Vineyard shows quite a bit more freshness than the Julie’s Cuvee. Dark red fruit, mineral flowers and spices flow effortlessly from this focused, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. The intensity of the fruit flows through beautifully to the fleshy, expressive finish. Bab’s Cuvee is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 7) aged in 100% new French oak barrels, 60% Darnajou and 40% Taransaud, a different mix of coopers than Bevan uses for Julie’s Cuvee, which is also clone 7 Cabernet from Showket Vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
93 Points

Learn About Bevan Cellars

Back in 1995, when Victoria and Russell Bevan started dating in Des Moines, their favorite game was Guess the Wine. They would take turns bringing a blind wine and make the other person guess the varietal and region. When Bevan looks back on those dates, there is little mystery about how they arrived where they are today. Soon after that, the couple moved to Minneapolis and...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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