Aromas of forest floor, cedar shavings, and black pepper fills the nose.
Flavors of rhubarb, licorice and bright intense fruit.
Seavey's seventh estate produced Merlot, the 2000 was made from grapes grown primarily on a gradually sloping east-facing block near the top of the vineyard. A nearly perfect growing season with moisture early on followed by warm, moderate weather through bloom and fruit set, we experienced a few very warm days in mid-September followed by cool temperatures with periods of unseasonable showers. As usual, we held off picking until the fruit was completely mature.
April 27, 2002
Winemaking followed classic Bordeaux methods.
18months 100% French Oak (45% new)