Beautiful layers of graphite, tea rose, sweet tobacco, and Mexican chocolate combine with a firm tannic grip to give this wine bright energy, verve and freshness. An elegant wine with intense minerality that speaks to Seavey’s rugged hillside Cabernet vineyards.
Seavey’s 16th vintage of estate-produced Caravina Cabernet, the 2014, was made from grapes sourced from a unique tapestry of steep hillside blocks in the vineyard notable for their intense and youthful flavors. Following a winter with scant rain, a warm, dry spring gave way to ideal summer conditions and then a mild harvest period that allowed us to patiently pick each block at full ripeness.
Winemaking followed classic Bordeaux methods with whole-berry fermentation. In the cool of the early morning harvest, grapes were promptly de-stemmed and the uncrushed berries were gently transferred into fermentation tanks. In order to carefully manage the tannins and resulting wine texture, the grapes were neither crushed nor run through a pump.
19 months 100% French Oak (40% new)