Adversity Winery Wine Tasting with Special Guest Winemaker Russell Bevan

Friday, December 8, 2023 - 07:30 PM

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"Drinking wine is just a part of life, like eating food." - Francis Ford Coppola

 

Drinking wine is my life and although we get a little too busy to keep our focus on this task during the month of December, we have a great line-up of events to start off the month this year.

We have been following the handy work of Russell Beven for decades now and it seems that his followers are very loyal as we had reservations for this event even before we had a list of wines or a menu posted on-line.

Adversity Cellars is Russell’s latest venture as an owner and winemaker.  These are top level wines from one of the best minds in the business and we never miss an opportunity to break bread with a winemaker like Russell Bevan.

Join us as we welcome Russell to South Florida for a tasting of new releases from Adversity Cellars.  The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $295 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have any dietary restrictions of aversions and chefs Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you.

 

Elyse Winery - Our Team

Adveristy Cellars Wine Tasting
With Special Guest Winemaker Russell Bevan
Friday, December 7th
7:30pm

 

2020 Adversity Cellars Chardonnay Napa
2021 Adversity Cellars Chardonnay Napa
2019 Adversity Cellars Erba Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak,
2019 Adversity Cellars Sage Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2021 Adversity Cellars Sage Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2021 Adversity Cellars The Twin
2021 Adversity Cellars Melanson Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2019 Adversity Cellars Papas

 

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Arugla Salad with Candied Pecans, Blue Cheese, Caramelized Onion
and Lemon Maple Vinaigrette
Venison Shue Mai with Shitake Sherry Sauce
Short Rib Beef Wellington with Three Peppercorn Sauce
Deep Dish Double Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pecan Pie

 

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $295 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have any dietary restrictions of aversions and chefs Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you.

 

 

A bit about Adversity Cellars:

 

Adversity Cellars is a project from Russell and Heidi Bevan that is designed to showcase sites that have unique flavor and textural profiles from vineyards whose location forces the vines to struggle for their existence; forcing them to deal with great Adversity.

Russell Bevan's passion for wine dates back to his days in highschool. Everything he has done in life up to this point in time has pushed him to become the winemaker he is today.  To date, he has crafted double digit hundred point wines but is excited to embrace the challenge of crafting wines from these dynamic sites that force the vines to deal with so much Adversity.

Heidi spent the last 8 years flying and running an aviation company, enjoying the challenges this type of career presented to her.  Since meeting Russell and getting married, Heidi has moved in to the wine world helping with tastings and working at the winery side by side crafting the wines with her husband Russell.

 

All the wines from Adversity Cellars on SALE!!!

Adversity Cellars Five Wells Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2021 | Flask  Fine Wine

2020 Adversity Chardonnay Napa
Price: $ 97.50    Sale $85.80

The 2020 Adversity Chardonnay is completely different from any Chardonnay I have crafted before. Where the vineyard is located, we knew it would have the classic crisp flavors that we enjoy in white Burgundy, but with the hang time to capture some of the beautiful textures California is so famous for. We intentionally made the wine to be a little reductive hoping to achieve the intensity found in Meursault and the flamboyancy of the best Sonoma Coast Chardonnays. This is complexity and harmony at its most perfect balance, making it one of those rare Chardonnays that captures both finesse and power.

 

2021 Adversity Chardonnay Napa
Price: $ 97.50    Sale $85.80

The 2021 Chardonnay has an amazing aromatic blast of citrus, specifically kaffir lime and Meyer lemon, with a hint of pineapple. The acidity is refreshing and crisp, never becoming heavy or oily. Despite the mid-palette richness, the wine remains light on its feet. The finish is incredibly long, lasting 30 seconds due to the high acidity in the 2021 vintage. The weight and glycerin on the back of the palate contribute to its fabulous taste.

Cabernet Sauvignon Erba Vineyard 2019 - Adversity | Buy Online | Best of  Wines

2019 Adversity Cellars Erba Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak
Price: $255.00                 Sale $224.40

(95+ Points) The inky hued 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Erba Vineyard, which includes 15% Petit Verdot, comes all from Atlas Peak (next to Pahlmeyer) and was brought up in new barrels. It's loaded with bloody, iron-laced blue fruits as well as notes of sage brush, bouquet garni, chocolate, and crushed stone. Full-bodied, seamless and beautifully pure, with a big finish, it's going to benefit from short-term bottle age and keep for 20 years.

Adversity Cellars Sage Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml - California,  United States

2019 Adversity Sage Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Price: $255.00                 Sale $224.40

(94 Points) "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge is another inky hued wine from Bevan and offers lots of ultra-ripe black cherries, blackberries, wildflowers, chocolate, and a kiss of iron. With full-bodied richness, a dense, layered mid-palate, and lots of tannins, it nevertheless has beautiful purity and a seamless texture. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, from a steep, terraced vineyard (Kuleto), it's another terrific wine in the lineup."  Jeb Dunnuck

 

2021 Adversity Sage Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Price: $255.00                 Sale $224.40

The Sage Ridge 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is pure, intense magic. The wine embodies the essence of its mountainous origin, from the initial aroma of red and blue fruits to the lingering finish. The texture is bold, with noticeable acidity and tannins from small berries grown in a stressed environment. This wine begs to be aged for five years, but if you're feeling incredibly rambunctious, pair it with a rich and fatty dish like beef bourguignon to experience its magic fully.

2021 The Twin

2021 Adversity The Twin Napa Valley
Price: $255.00                 Sale $224.40

This incredible wine was crafted in honor of Heidi Bevan's beloved twin Heather. Both the wine and Heather are the life of any party. The flavors are a combination of intensity and seduction period. At first sip, you'll notice the rich taste of plum, cherry, and raspberry, but as you continue to drink, you'll experience a bittersweet chocolate flavor that adds a weighty depth to the wine. The taste is complex and intense, transitioning from dark fruit to mocha and coffee. The wine starts off gentle on the palate but quickly becomes bold and powerful. It has a high concentration and impressive weight, with tannins allowing it to age gracefully for decades. These tannins are already starting to soften and become more supple, making the wine more lively and present in the glass.

2021 Melanson Cabernet

 

2021 Adversity Melanson Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Price: $255.00   Sale $224.40

(98 Points) (96-98 points) The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard looks even better from barrel than the 2019 from bottle, with balanced, harmonious scents of graham crackers, blueberries and cassis on the nose. It's full-bodied but supple, smooth and almost silky in feel without being soft. Winemaker Russell Bevan has done a better job managing the tannins this vintage, leading into a long, intense, licorice-tinged finish.  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2023

 

ADVERSITY CELLARS Cabernet Sauvignon 'The Papas' 2019 - International Wine  Report

 

2019 Adversity "The Papas" Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Magnum
Price: $787.50                 Sale $693.00

(100 points)  “The 2019 'The Papas' Cabernet Sauvignon is a drop-dead stunning wine from Adversity Cellars in this vintage. This is an utterly monumental wine that displays incredible power, but with just enough restraint. As it slowly unwinds in the glass begins to seduce you with its incredibly perfumed aromatics of ripe boysenberries, blackberries and dark cherries, which are laced with exotic spices, iron, fresh violets, licorice and even hints of dark chocolate that all emerge from the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous full-bodied texture, which is layered and structured with beautiful round, polished tannins that lead to the long, voluptuous finish. This is a simply mesmerizing wine that continues to evolve each second in the glass and while it is nearly impossible to resist today, it will surely have a long graceful evolution ahead. (JDA)” (8/2021)  Int'l Wine Review

 

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