Strawberry, raspberry and melted red liquorice flavors resonate in the mouth laced with hints of cocoa and cinnamon. Smoky, mouth-coating tannins lead to a rich and long mid-palate. This opulent and full wine has considerable weight and density—a deep and velvety personality.
Seavey’s 14th vintage of estate-produced Caravina Cabernet, the 2012, was made from grapes sourced from a unique tapestry of hillside blocks in the vineyard. The selected blocks were notable for their intense, youthful fruit and supple tannins. The 2012 growing season was marked by mild and stable weather between May and October, creating an ideal climate for grapevine growth and development, and even and slow ripening. Seavey carefully handpicked its hillside blocks in rolling lots according to optimum ripeness. These lots were then separately vinified and aged.
Winemaking followed classic Bordeaux methods with whole-berry fermentation. In the cool of the early morning harvest, grapes were promptly de-stemmed and the berries were gently transferred into fermentation tanks. In order to carefully manage the tannins and resulting wine texture, our grapes were neither crushed nor run through a pump.
19 months 100% French Oak (40% new)