The 2000 Caravina is elegant and refined, leading with an exotic nose of luxardo cherry accompanied by sweet teriyaki, cooked fennel notes, dried fruit and tobacco leaves.
The mid-palate and finish are impeccably smooth.
Seavey’s second estate-produced Caravina, the 2000, was made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that came from vines planted in several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard. Robert Parker described the 2000 vintage in Napa this way: “A challenging year, particularly for Cabernet Sauvignon producers, this vintage’s cool growing season was complicated by unusual amounts of rain…Many rushed to harvest in order to save the grapes…the finest wines have come from those who waited…Some terrific wines can be found.” At Seavey, we were among those who waited to pick until the grapes were completely mature. The harvest was long — the first grapes were picked on September 14th and the last on October 27th.
April 27, 2002
Winemaking followed classic Bordeaux methods. Harvested at 23.5 degrees Brix, the juice remained in contact with the skins for an average of 14 days.
18 months 100% French Oak (50% new)