2019 marks the second vintage of Rewa’s second estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Khanda. It is a seductive Cabernet Sauvignon blend with Cabernet Franc and Malbec. For this newest vintage of Khanda Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaker Celia Welch blended discrete lots of their powerful Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Malbec, new varietals planted at Rewa Vineyards and now in their fourth leaf. The resulting wine is unmistakably Cabernet Sauvignon with high-toned red fruits of Bing cherry, red plum, and red currant. It is nuanced by the Malbec’s fresh violet and rose aromas, as well as the subtle character of dark chocolate and cedar. The tannins are approachable and present. 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.