This wine is laced with blackberry, currant, blueberry and pomegranate flavors along with hints of violets and cocoa. The finish is deliciously long-lasting and ends with a surprising and seductive grip.
Seavey's tenth estate-produced Caravina, the 2008, was made from grapes that came from vines planted in several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard. This year's crop was significantly smaller than in previous years but very high quality. Weather-related challenges included a Spring with many frost nights plus scant rainfall, a heat spike during fruit set, and then a week-long heat spike over Labor Day. Warm temperatures followed through the rest of the growing season, in the end providing us with excellent ripening and dense, concentrated fruit.
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)