100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED - NAPA VALLEY AVA
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production: 905 cases
Barrels: 100% French Oak (50% new)
Cellaring: 20-25 Years
“There are 905 cases of the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon). Full-bodied and powerful with velvety tannin, fabulous intensity, and stunning aromas of smoked herbs, charcoal embers, chocolate, creme de cassis, and minerals, it is a rich, voluptuously textured wine that admirably hides its serious tannin levels. It will unquestionably keep for two decades or more." Rating 94 Robert Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate, Dec 2006.
Seavey Vineyard's fifteenth 100% estate produced Cabernet, the 2004, was made from 100% cabernet grapes that came from vines planted on several different locations of the South-facing hillside vineyard. The grapes were harvested with low yields (on average 1 to 1.5 tons/acre).from September 9 to October 2. Wine making style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Harvested at 26 degrees brix, the grapes were sorted, destemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation. The juice remained in contact with the skins for an average of three weeks. Malolactic fermentation occurred while the wine aged for 19 months in French oak barrels, (50% new oak), and was bottled on May 25, 2006.
Consultant Winemaker: Philippe Melka
Winemaker: Matt Reid
Vineyard Foreman: Mario Gutierrez