This lot marks the first vintage of Revana Cabernet made entirely by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Using an artfully restrained approach, Thomas crafted this Cabernet to capture the signature purity, depth, character and elegance of the Revana estate vineyard.
For Premiere, we chose our favorite barrel from the 15 that were sourced from Block 6 of our estate vineyard. This area sits on top of an alluvial band, resulting in the vineyard's most well-drained soils. Planted to clone 7 Cabernet, this section produces Revana's most powerful, concentrated Cabernet on the property. Overall, the 2011 vintage is dense, rich and seamless. This wine reflects the wonderful combination of silky texture and concentration for which Revana Vineyard is known.
20 months in new French Oak
Single vineyard wine
very full bodied
Winemaker, Revana Family Vineyard
Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas developed an interest in wine while at the University of Virginia. Later he expanded his knowledge of wines from all the world's great regions while working at All Seasons Wine Shop in Calistoga. Beginning at Turley Estate in the late 1990s, and continuing today at THE GRADE Cellars, Schrader, Maybach Cellars, Jones Family, Harris Family and others, he crafts beautiful wines that speak of the land and conditions that created them.
Country born: United States
Education: University of Virginia
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Honors / Awards:
2010 Winemaker of the Year - Food & Wine Magazine
Non-interventionist style that eschews technology
Nakagawa Wine Co.
3-1-3, Kotobashi, Sumida-Ku