This is a beautifully structured wine that opens with aromas of cherry, plum, and cassis supported by tobacco and soil aromas.
On the palate, the wine restates the cassis and black cherry fruit with hints of graphite minerality and anise. Rounding, chewy tannins are present with a lengthy finish. This wine has a long way to go!
Seavey's 11th estate-produced Caravina, the 2009, was made from grapes that came from vines planted in several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard. The growing season was warm, without significant heat spikes or cold spells, and the moderate weather continued well into fall. This provided our fruit an unrushed opportunity to mature a broad and deep flavor profile with powerful aromatics, supportive structure and graphite minerality consistent with our vineyard's soils.
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods, beginning with whole-berry fermentation, cold soak and native yeast to start fermentation.
18 months 100% French Oak (50% new)