The 2016 Ontogeny is a terrific introduction to the Russell Bevan’s 2016s. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, new leather and a good dollop of new French oak infuse this sumptuous, racy red blend. Medium in body, in the style of the year, but with terrific unctuousness and depth, Ontogeny is a winner in 2016. Most importantly, Ontogeny compares very favorably with the hard to find and more expensive wines in this range.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2028