WSI96+ VIN96 Rewa’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a fabulous wine that really exalts the unique attributes of Coombsville. A whole range of graphite, cured meat, smoke, licorice and menthol add striking layers of complexity to a core of inky dark blue/purplish fruit, with grippy tannins that give the wine shape as well as character. Underbrush, floral and spice notes linger. This is a positively stellar showing from Rewa and winemaker Celia Welch.
Celia Welch, Winemaker: The 2018 vintage of Rewa Cabernet Sauvignon is irresistible with notes of fresh violets, dried herbs and boysenberry. The palate begins with black plum, blueberry compote, and cassis with graphite, flint, dried herbs and dried flowers adding interest and further complexity. Although the wine is dense and highly concentrated, the vineyard’s volcanic tuff and cobble soils lend sufficient minerality to the fresh character and structure of this classically styled wine.
This wine was crafted entirely from the Rewa Estate in Coombsville, Napa Valley. The hand-harvested fruit was picked by-block prior to dawn on October 15, fermented separately, and kept as discreet lots 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 17, 2020.
Winemaker: Celia Welch
Viticulturist: Mike Wolf