Harvest at Seavey Vineyard is an exciting time for all of us. Not only do we gently hand-pick our grapes from our vineyard, but we also release the Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon –the product of grapes that we harvested three vintages ago. It is with great pleasure that I release to you the 2010 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon – our 21st and smallest production at only 380 cases. (95+ points: The Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni). While we have not put a bottle limit on this release, supplies are very limited and availability will be on a first-come basis. As has been true since our maiden vintage of 1990, our newest release was 100% grown, produced and bottled here at our Estate.
The 2010 growing season began cool and slow, providing our fruit the opportunity to mature with deep complexity, supportive structure and powerful aromatics. We saw a bump in temperature late in the season, which helped push our fruit to their final stage of maturity. The small and concentrated harvest allowed us to craft the 2010 Seavey Cabernet with an intense blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Petit Verdot. Upon release this wine will open up beautifully in your decanter or enjoy a prized spot in your cellar for decades.
Looking forward, the positive impacts of our continued investments in our vineyard and winery give me great pride. My son, Art, vineyard manager Benjamin Leachman, and winemaker Jim Duane are steadily refining our viticultural practices. Jim’s hard work and attention to detail in the winery, combined with Philippe Melka’s skill in blending the dozens of separate lots we ferment each vintage, give us steady confidence in our ability to produce world-class wines for you to enjoy over many years.
The next time you are in Napa Valley, please be sure to visit with us at the winery. My daughter, Dorie, can often be found in the tasting room where she takes great enjoyment in personally extending our family’s thanks to you for your continuing friendship and support. It is always a pleasure to have friends visit who share our passion for wine.
With my best wishes,
William A. Seavey