100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED AND BOTTLED - NAPA VALLEY AVA
"The 2000 Caravina (800 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has more sweetness and plump fruit than the 1999. This elegant, refined, and delicious medium to full-bodied Cabernet should be consumed during its first 10-12 years of life." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Seavey Vineyard’s second estate-produced Caravina, the 2000, was made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that came from vines planted on several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard, and was harvested during the first three weeks in October. The 2000 Caravina is elegant, refined and delicious, with lots of sweetness and plump fruit. This full-bodied Cabernet should age well for 10 or more years. Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Harvested at 23.5 degrees brix, the juice remained in contact with the skins for an average of 14 days and, following malolactic fermentation, was aged in French oak barrels (50% new oak) and bottled on April 27, 2002.
Consultant Winemaker: Philippe Melka
Vineyard Foreman: Mario Gutierrez