2011 Cabernet Sauvignon With luxuries such as a world class winemaker, an inspirational vineyard, and a state of the art facility, we are fortunate to have the ability to create wines of precision that rival the best the world has to offer. Marking Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown's first full vintage for Revana, the 2011 is a wonderful introduction to Thomas' characteristically restrained approach to winemaking with incredible results. Read more
Deep garnet in the glass, the 2011 Revana Cabernet has a lively, bright nose with hints of blackberry, floral cherry, and pipe tobacco. On the palate the wine has an incredible brightness, bursting forth with cherry, dried cranberries and well-integrated oak. Traces of rose petal and tea leaves compliment the velvety tannins. Plush and juicy, the 2011 is well-balanced and begs to be enjoyed now.
Similar to the 2009 and 2010 seasons, the 2011 growing season was characterized by a mild winter with average rainfall, followed by an extended cool spring. Heavy rain in the spring led to reduced vine canopy growth and lower fruit yields.
The summer stayed cool and remained cool for most of the growing season. At Revana, we thinned the vine canopies and thinned the grape crop to compensate for the cool season.
The cool weather delayed veraison and maturation resulting in a late harvest. In anticipation of the late harvest, our vineyard team increased leaf and lateral shoot removal. These late season passes allowed us to take advantage of what proved to be a long cool finish to the season. While the harvest was nearly 50% lower than average, the wine quality is phenomenal.