Into its fifth vintage, Rewa just released their estate Cabernet Sauvignon from their vineyard in Napa Valley's Coombsville AVA. This wine is a knockout! Winemaker Celia Welch and viticulturist Mike Wolf have been working together at Rewa since their inaugural vintage. This is the same winemaking duo I first met when visiting Scarecrow in 2006 and then at Lindstrom. Aromas immediately fill the glass with a luxurious mouthfeel. As Celia describes this newest release as “deep and intriguing. The 2019 Rewa Cabernet Sauvignon has an intensity, both visually and on the palate. The fruit is dark and speckled with milk chocolate, fig jam, caramelized sugar, and cherry wood. The vintage offers additional notes of sweet red licorice, baking spice, dried marjoram, and lavender that are showcased in a wine of incredible structure. It's lifted by the grape's natural acidity and finishes with finely polished tannins. 2019 Rewa Cabernet Sauvignon is worthy of any collector's cellar.” 300 cases were produced.
Rewa Vineyard is comprised of approximately 30 acres under vine. There are two distinct parts of the vineyard- the eastern side of the knoll and vines on the western side. The Cabernet Sauvignon planted on the east side (a cooler part of the property) is sold to several producers; this section is also planted to a small block of Sauvignon Blanc. All the Cabernet Sauvignon for the Rewa wines comes exclusively from the western side of the property – where Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec also grow. The elevation at the top of the knoll reaches about 400 feet and offers sweeping views looking south.