Expressive chocoloate berry fruit-scented nose.
Its dark fruit nuances are accented by earthy tones.
Seavey’s sixth estate-produced Merlot, the 1999, was made from Merlot grapes grown primarily on a gradually sloping east-facing block near the top of the vineyard. TThe 1999 vintage, like the 1997, benefited from a long, cool growing season followed by higher than average temperatures in late September. Harvest during the first three weeks of October allowed for extended hang-time, and this enhanced the wine’s good balance and rich concentration of fruit flavors.
May 24, 2001
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods.
18 months 100% French Oak (45% new)
This elegant wine has an opaque purple color.