2005 Revana St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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. It should actually eclipse the 2004 in 3-4 years. (RP)
Supple-textured, with ripe cherry, plum and blueberry fruit's that fresh and lively, smooth and plush. Offers depth and complexity, though the finish is a bit clipped. Best from 2010 through 2015.
The 2005 Revana is a highly-allocated, cabernet from cult winemaker Heidi Barrett sure to achieve similar critical acclaim as previous vintages when it's reviewed. An exceptional wine from an incredible vintage for cabernet, this wine shows precision and grace from start to finish. Garnet-hued and decadent on the bouquet, with chocolate truffle, black cherry and spice aromas that carry over to the palate. This wine will impress with its purity of fruit, well-integrated tannins and judicious use of oak. Already singing in harmony, this wine has the depth and complexity to age beautifully for a decade or more.