Overview of the Wine
Made by Russell Bevan, one of the most sought-after winemakers in California today, Addax is a small winery project led by Josh Peeples that began in 2009. This newly released 2017 is comprised of 100% Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Tench Vineyard is a 60-acre property with 42-acres of vine. It’s on a hill in the heart of east Oakville along Oakville Cross Road and neighbors Screaming Eagle to the north and Rudd and Harbison to the west. Tench Vineyard contains red soils of clay and volcanic rock which marries perfectly with their cabernet vines. It is one of the most sought-after vineyards for sourcing great Oakville fruit and for good reason.
Grape / Blend
Oakville, Napa Valley, California
Dense purple-hued with tons of cassis, red plums, new saddle leather, and dark chocolate, as well as a touch of cedary herbs, this beauty is packed with fruit, has a full-bodied, layered, rounded texture, beautiful mid-palate depth, and a great finish.
96+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard is a great expression of this site. Dense purple-hued with tons of cassis, red plums, new saddle leather, and dark chocolate, as well as a touch of cedary herbs, this beauty is packed with fruit, has a full-bodied, layered, rounded texture, beautiful mid-palate depth, and a great finish. It shows the vintage’s more straight profile on the palate, but packs way more fruit and depth than most. It’s a beautiful wine that’s going to evolve for 20 years or more.
About the Producer
Crafted by Russell Bevan, one of the most sought-after winemakers in California today, Addax is an artisan winery founded by Brian Kearney and Josh Peeples. What began with a few friends and a few barrels of Cabernet in 2009 has evolved into a phenomenal portfolio of wines, including Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Petaluma Gap and Sta. Rita Pinot Noir, and a selection of Sonoma Chardonnays.
After more than a decade, we continue our quest to work with exceptional vineyard sites to produce wines with brazen personality. As a part of The Institution family of wines, made at 2100 Hoffmane Lane, we utilize our winery in Yountville to highlight some of California’s most sought-after vineyards. Our dedicate cellar team is passionate about producing wines that stand shoulder to shoulder with the most sought after wines in the world.
Bevan is one of the most sought after winemakers today and one of the world’s most acclaimed. A superstar with critics, colleagues and consumers alike. Wine critics regularly praise his wines, providing correspondingly sky-high scores. You would recognize his work from a number of our past wine club favorites such as Elyse, Belden Barns, Morgado, and his own label, Bevan Cellars.
Product size: 750ml