2019 Revana 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck
Ten barrels were produced from 20 year old vines high above the Napa Valley between 1,600 and 1,800 feet in elevation. The Cold Springs Vineyard was hand selected by Thomas Rivers Brown for its powerful yet nuanced expressions of mountain terroir.
Located above the fog line on a southwest facing slope, grapes grown here
are exposed to higher levels of UV light which results in smaller berries and concentrated flavors. These factors combine with rocky topsoil resulting in elevated stress on the vines and diminished yields. Growing conditions such as these define the Howell Mountain Appellation and produce Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with powerful tannins and exquisite complexity.