Revival Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley

Incredible library release, direct from their Napa cellars, of an incredibly rare Cabernet.

This is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it rarity made by some serious Napa heavyweights, Lindsay and Sean Garvey. Lindsay makes wine at Buehler Vineyards and Sean owns Flora Springs and is their vineyard manager. This is essentially a one-off micro-project comprised of top-notch Napa fruit, with Enrico Bertoz as consulting winemaker, formerly of Sine Qua Non!!!

It's all here: savory and fleshy blackcurrant liqueur, pencil lead, sage, underbrush, mocha, mesquite and tanned leather flow from the glass. The palate is rich, polished, and ultra-suave with those silky tannins that come only from bottle aging. It's firing on all cylinders now but will age gracefully another decade at least.

We used our unprecedented access to offer this beauty at a staggering $59 off retail and free shipping on only two bottles. But we suggest getting at least a six-pack – once it's gone that's it!

Per the winemakers:

"This style of making wine is not for the faint of heart. First, a head from each new-oak barrel is removed by hand. The barrels are then filled with our pristine fruit, leaving enough room for the fermentation to occur. Our distinct style is created through a series of punch downs and pump-overs—all within each individual barrel—as the fermenting juice reacts magically with the new oak. After fermentation is complete, the wine is removed from barrel and pressed. Each barrel is reconstructed by hand, and the wine is returned to the barrel to age for two years. It’s an artisan technique focused solely on quality."

So much love and care went into this, and the wine shows promise to keep evolving. This is absolutely a long-haul buy that will reward a patient cellaring but immediate pleasure. Decant for at least an hour to really let the flavors unfold. And don't forget, with aged wines like this The Durand is the only and best way to remove these older delicate corks!

$125 on release, now sold out everywhere but here, obtained direct from the winery and stored in 100% climate control its entire lifetime. Cheers!
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Free shipping on only two bottles!