Sunday, January 29, 2012
Revanna St Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant nose of plum, currant, and roasted herbs
Full bodied and richly textured on the palate
Long, polished finish of ripe fruit, herbs, spice, and chocolate woven together beautifully
This wine is a real treat. At $125, it's not an everyday wine nor should it be because it requires some time and attention to explore all the depth and layers. It will likely cellar for several decades but if you like to drink them young then go for it. It opens up nicely and has a persistence that really stretches out the finish.
The 2007 vintage in Napa Valley produced a lot of excellent wines. This one delivers all the goods, and believe it or not, is less expensive than its small production competitors. Raise a glass!