2008 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. Heidi composed the 2008 Cabernet from eight different vineyard blocks on our estate, including small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine was aged for twenty months in French oak and bottle aged for one year prior to release. Read more

2008 Tasting Notes

The 2008 Revana Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is an incredible example of what the 2008 vintage had to offer. A supple blend of our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2008 vintage is opulent and well-balanced. Dark and dense in color with aromas of lavender, cassis and earthy wild berry, this wine displays great depth. It boasts stunning concentration on the palate with dark cherry, cacao, coffee bean and a hint of caramel. Finishing with full-boded tannins, this wine exhibits an undeniable finesse.

2008 Growing Season

For Revana Family Vineyard, the 2008 winegrowing season had its extremes: Extreme cold, extremely low yields and extremely good Cabernet Sauvignon. Early 2008 was dry with very little rainfall through Spring. Then in late April and early May, hard frosts hit the valley. It was so cold that our frost protection systems were useless and like much of Napa Valley we experienced damage to the sensitive new growth on the vines.

The rest of the growing season was hot and dry from mid-May through August. The frost damage and low rainfall led to extremely low yields. Our total harvest for the 2008 vintage was 40 percent lower than our average yield. Fortunately the low yields also translated into wines of great concentration, richness and purity. Unfortunately, there is much less of 2008 Revana Cabernet. On the heals of the fantastic press that we received for our 2007 Revana Cabernet, we expect that demand for the 2008 will exceed our production.