2006 Cabernet Sauvignon With luxuries such as a world class winemaker, an extraordinary vineyard and a state of the art facility, we have the ability to create wines of precision that rival the best the world has to offer. Leading the way is winemaker Heidi Peterson-Barrett who has nurtured the Revana wines since their inception. Heidi’s signature is her ability to craft Cabernet that embodies purity, elegance and a sense of place. Heidi composed the 2006 Cabernet from eight different vineyard blocks on our estate, including small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine was aged for eighteen months in French oak and bottle aged for one year prior to release. Read more
The 2006 Revana Cabernet is deep ruby in color with aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry and cassis. Hints of sweet French oak lead you into the first sip confirming this is a special wine. The wine is full, yet soft in the mouth, dense and structured with mouth coating velvety tannins. Flavors on the palate match the aromas of ripe black fruits layered with toasty, elegant oak components. The flavors persist with good balance and tremendous length. The 2006 Cabernet will benefit from a few years in the cellar and will be at its best from 2012 to 2020.
The 2006 growing season had its challenges early on, but came through with ideal conditions for a late harvest. The year started with flooding (including at the winery) and wet weather continued into spring delaying budbreak. Sun in early summer dried out the soils and encouraged flowering and fruit set. Then record heat in July pushed vine growth along quickly, helping offset the effects of late budbreak. More moderate weather prevailed during August, September and October, allowing Cabernet grapes in the Revana Vineyard to mature fully and evenly. We began picking the first blocks of the vineyard on October 10th and finished with our last pick on November 2nd – a record late harvest for Revana.