A full bodied, rich and concentrated wine that reflects a beautiful vintage. The wine is laced with dark fruit, currants, caramel, earth and spice notes, plus Seavey's signature minerality. Excellent weight on the mid-palate and silky, smooth tannins lead to an elegant and long finish.
Seavey's sixth estate-produced Caravina, the 2004, was made from 100% cabernet grapes that came from vines planted in several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard. The 2004 growing season was short and warm, resulting in steady, evening ripening. All of our vineyard blocks ripened almost simultaneously, giving us many harvest-time challenges as we scrambled to keep up with fruit ripening. The grapes were harvested with low yields (on average 1 to 1.5 tons/acre) from September 9 to October 2.
May 25, 2006
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Harvested at 26 degrees Brix, the grapes were sorted, destemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation. The juice remained in contact with the skins for an average of three weeks.
19 months 100% French Oak (40% new)