One of the jewels of the Napa Valley, Revana Family Vineyard was founded by eminent cardiologist Dr. Madaiah Revana. Dr. Revana also owns a great Oregon winery named after his daughter, Alexana, as well as Corazon del Sol in Argentina. A big purchase was made in 1997 as Dr. Revana immediately sensed the property’s potential, with its gravelly soils, sloped pitch, and excellent exposures seemed perfect for growing grapes. Soil studies also confirmed that the property would be perfect for growing Bordeaux varieties. Then in 1998, Dr. Revana hired acclaimed vineyard manager Jim Barbour to plant and maintain the 9-acre estate vineyard. The first vintage of Revana in 2001, initially utilizing the winemaking talents of Heidi Barrett. Today, superstar wineamker, Thomas Brown serves as Revana winemaker.
I was completely blown away with their new release, the 2016 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon (WWB, 96) which is a wine of incredible balance and wonderful richness with an opulent texture. This hard to find wine is a must-buy for any serious collector of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. The terroir in the bottle is just insanely good. Learn more about these beautiful wines at https://www.revanawine.com Here is the beautiful new release by Revana.
2016 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon- Sourced from their estate vineyard in the St. Helena AVA, the 2016 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon is a simply magical new bottling by the talented Thomas Rivers Brown. The earthy terroir is quite stunning, as is the dark currants, tobacco leaf, mocha and tar aromatics that all meld together in the glass. The opulent texture entices, as there is obvious weight here but also seriously good balance. Ripe red fruits dance with black currant jelly, Turkish coffee, creosote and suggestions of Asian spices that all sing in harmony on the palate. I absolutely adore the sense of terroir here as the exceedingly long finish lingers. While highly enticing in its youth, the 2016 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon will cellar well for decades. Drink 2020-2040- 96