Lush nose of cherry, cedar and loam.
Roasted herb flavors, red currant, clove spice, and dark chocolate. The finish is long and rich, with smooth and integrated tannins.
Seavey's 12th estate-produced Merlot, the 2005, was made from grapes that came from vines planted in several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard. Mild weather conditions during the long growing season avoided stressing the ripening fruit.
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. In the winery, the grapes were sorted, destemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation.
18 months 100% French Oak (50% new)