This wonderfully concentrated Cabernet offers subtle aromas of tobacco, blackberry, bosenberry and mulled spices.
Vibrant dark fruit, cassis and leather flavors normally only present in wines half its age. The tannins of this wine are still fierce yet integrated and the wonderful acidity of this wine also shines through. To fully enjoy this wine’s complexities and layers, revisit it several times over many hours.
Seavey’s fourth estate-produced Caravina, the 2002, was made from grapes that came from vines planted in several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard. The growing conditions of 2002 exceeded expectations. Good quantities of rain occurred during the preceding winter, and a long Spring and even-tempered summer allowed the grapes to develop slowly and take all the nourishment that the soil and sun had to offer. The grapes were harvested in late September.
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. The grapes were sorted, destemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation.
18 months 100% French Oak (50% new)