REVANA, ST. HELENA, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005
92 points Wine Advocate
The 2005 Revana is a highly-allocated Cabernet from cult winemaker Heidi Barrett. An exceptional wine from an incredible vintage for Cabernet, this wine shows precision and grace from start to finish.
Slightly more concentrated, but at the same time more reserved and backward, is the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep plum/purple in color with a sweet nose of burning embers, charcoal, black currants, and some subtle smoked herbs, the wine again displays terrific aromatic complexity and a full-bodied, nicely layered palate impression, with integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol, and wood. It is a slightly deeper, richer wine than the 2004, and the tannins seem slightly more elevated, but this wine has great balance, and just needs 1-2 years of bottle age. (RP) 92+ (12/2008)