Carter Cellars Revilo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Tasting Notes

This vineyard sits within a stone’s throw of some very well known St. Helena vineyards and it shows why with an immediate attack of the senses. A dark ruby color leads a nose that is full and rich with dark fruit galore soaring from the glass alongside a slight earthiness and hints of pie crust. On the palate the above notes are covered in a velvety texture and subtle oak overtones from fine French barrels. Full bodied and muscular but amazingly fine tannins glide the fruit, spice and leather undertones through a powerful rich finish that last for minutes. Definitely a candidate for the cellars - look for this wine to smooth out and integrate within 2-3 years and provide immense pleasure for 10 years and beyond.

"Tight and unevolved, yet displaying many attractive traits, from the mix of smoky, toasty, cedary oak to the core of pure, ripe currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit. Firm and full-bodied, with fine structure and depth, ending with a roasted espresso bean aftertaste. Drink now through 2022."

94 Points ~ Wine Spectator



Map of the Revilo Vineyard

The History of the Revilo Vineyard

Revilo Vineyard is located off of Silverado Trail by the Meadowood Resort and a stone’s throw away from some of St. Helena’s famous vineyards.  Its clayey soil was farmed and named after Reg Oliver, (Revilo backwards), the owner of El Molino Winery who passed away in 2004. While you might know of El Molino for their stellar Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, Reg did an incredible job farming his Cabernet vineyard, and his daughter Lily continues the tradition.  Their efforts helped pave the way for Carter Cellar's great success with the Revilo label.

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