Bevan's 2010 The Impetus is another beautiful wine. A blend of De Crescenzo Cabernet Franc and Tench Merlot, the 2010 is quite distinctive, particularly in its mineral-driven personality, much of which comes from the Sonoma fruit. Cool, bracing veins of acidity lend tension and energy to hints of graphite, crushed rocks and tobacco, all of which add complexity on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Muscle-bound, offering a firm, dense core of dark berry, mineral, dried tobacco and charcoal. A chewy beast for now, retaining focus and ending with a cloak of tannins. Cabernet Franc and Merlot.