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Dr. Madaiah Revana was bitten by the wine bug early in his medical career. After spending years travelling, collecting and enjoying the fine wines of Europe and California he became interested in purchasing a vineyard. Setting his sights high Dr. Revana sought out the assistance of renowned Vineyard Manager Jim Barbour (of Hundred Acre fame amongst others) to assist in finding and planting a property. In 1997 Dr. Revana purchased two separate parcels in the north east section of St. Helena in...
100% Estate Grown Fruit. Extremely limited irrigation to encourage vine stress.
Grapes were whole-cluster hand sorted. A five day cold-soak was performed prior to 14-16 day whole berry fermentation. The wine spent 20 months in French Oak and was aged for 12 months in bottle.
- 94 Points -
The ’14 and ’15 vintages were acclaimed, but 2016 is likely the best I have experienced for cabernet sauvignon from Napa in decades. Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown and vineyard manager Jim Barbour have been focused on biodynamic farming practices at Revana Vineyard, and in 2016 only four individual vineyard blocks made it into the Estate Vineyard Cabernet. The nose is more floral with a light hint of exotic five spice. The attack is fresh with rich blackberry flecked with fig jam and smoky, cedar toasted oak. I like the elegance here but don’t be fooled; there is plenty of power lurking underneath. Drink or hold five to seven years. The Estate Cab is picked over 10 days from September 13 to 23. It is clone 337 from the St. Helena AVA. It spends 20 months in French Oak and 12 months in bottle before release. Only 100 six-packs were made.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Attractively ripe and fragrant blue fruit on the nose here with a gently earthy edge, leading to a plush, richly fruited palate that carries long in supple, bright and even mode.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Juicy and fresh, with a well-focused beam of red currant, damson plum and cherry fruit streaming through, harnessed by light mineral, floral and savory streaks. Fresh cut on the finish brings you back for more. An understated style, this wins on purity and precision.See detailed press review
- 94+ POINTS -
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena is deep garnet-purple colored with blackberries, cherries and mocha with hints of nuts, herbs, earth and baking spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied and plush with great concentration, finishing long and spicy.See detailed press review