2017 Rewa Cabernet Sauvignon
"Rewa Vineyards always seems to produce fruit with a distinctive freshness
derived from its soils of ancient volcanic tuff and river-worn cobble.
This minerality lifts Rewa's intensely aromatic and richly-flavor wines
and magnifies their fruit characteristics.
This wine was crafted entirely from the Rewa Estate in Coombsville, Napa Valley.
The fruit was harvested before dawn, by hand, on October 2.
It displays aromas of raspberry jam, blackberry, brambleberry, cocoa,
cedar, anise and mint tea. On entry, the wine is ripe and expansive
and continues this way through to the finish. It is dense and highly concentrated
with a finish of fresh, juicy fruit notes. The tannins are present and approachable.
Each block was fermented separately, pressed, transferred to French oak barrels,
and kept as a discreet lot for approximately ten months. The wine was then blended
and returned to barrels for an additional year of aging in French oak.
The wine was bottled without fining or filtration on July 19, 2019.
Winemaker: Celia Welch
Viticulturist: Mike Wolf