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2016 REVANA Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir Series

REVANA Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir Series 2016

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 816322
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Open
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • United States
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • California
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Napa
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 83 %
    Merlot 15 %
    Petit Verdot 2 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    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...

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  • Tasting notes

    Deep floral and fruit notes of red currant, blackberry, violets, mocha, and cedar smoke on the nose. Enjoy a full-bodied entry with generous rainier cherry, savory olive tapenade, toasted brioche, cocoa nib and a delightful butterscotch finish.

  • Viticultural notes

    An exceptional vineyard site, meticulous farming and masterful winemaking result in world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine quality begins in the vineyard. The Revana Estate Vineyard is situated in a prime part of St. Helena where deep, well-drained alluvial soils pair with warm days and cool nights to provide an ideal terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon. Hands-on vineyard management ensures that the natural potential of each vine is realized, and only perfect Cabernet grapes are brought into the winery.

  • Winemaking notes

    Renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett has been responsible for crafting the exceptional wines of the Revana Estate vineyard since its first vintage in 2001. She has left an indelible imprint, and today winemaker Thomas Brown continues the tradition of making world-class Cabernet Sauvignon in the Revana style. This wine contains 100% Napa Valley Fruit from Oak Knoll, St Helena and Calistoga AVAs. Extremely limited irrigation is used to encourage vine stress. Once picked and sorted, the grapes undergo a five day cold-soak prior to a 16 day whole berry fermentation. Employing natural yeasts, gentle maceration and attention to every detail, wines of purity, depth, character and elegance are created.The wine spent 14 Months in 85% New French Oak with 12 Months of bottle aging.

Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    August 2019

    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.

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  • - 93 Points -

    August 2019

    Revana Terroir Series cabernet is Napa Valley fruit from three AVAs: Oak Knoll, St Helena, and Calistoga. The fruit cold-soaked for five days before going through a 16-day whole berry fermentation. The blend is 83/15/2/cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. The nose is quiet (for Napa) with savoury black fruits and light spice. Dense sweet tannins mark the wine's rich textures, ripe with plenty of depth and complexity. The mid-palate is long and well-balanced with black olives, black currants flecked with floral and mineral notes. The alcohol is in check in what can described as the new Napa style. Big with a conscience. Revana uses four cabernet sauvignon clones and is aged in 85 percent new French oak.

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  • - 93 Points -

    August 2019

    Red 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.

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  • - 92 Points -

    November 2018

    This has a very suave, supple and fleshy style to it with aromas of poached blueberries and plums that lead to a soft, fleshy and seamlessly honed palate that’s easygoing, even and balanced.

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  • - 92 Points -

    December 2018

    The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir Series has a deep garnet-purple color and oak to begin, giving way to a red and black currant core with blueberries, warm plums, earth and mocha plus a tobacco waft. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with good concentration and an earthy finish.

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