100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED AND BOTTLED - NAPA VALLEY AVA
"The 2004 Caravina is an up-front, fragrant effort displaying notes of cedar, black currants, white chocolate, coffee, and spice box. Supple-textured with gorgeous levels of fruit, medium body, and a silky finish, it should drink well for 12 years. It is typical of the open-knit, precocious 2004 vintage. Seavey seems to remain under the radar for many wine connoisseurs, but it is a top-flight source for long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon. Rating: 91." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Seavey Vineyard’s sixth estate-produced Caravina Cabernet, the 2004, was made from 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc grapes that came from vines planted on several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard, and were harvested during between September 9 and October 2. Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Harvested at optimal ripeness, the juice remained in contact with the skins for an average of 14 days, with malolactic fermentation occurring in barrel. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (40% new oak) and bottled in May 2006. The 2004 Caravina is soft, deep, rich, concentrated and lush with abundant amounts of chocolate infused blackberry and currant fruit. This full-bodied Cabernet should age well for 10 to 15 years.
Consultant Winemaker: Philippe Melka
Winemaker: Matt Reid
Winemaker Assistant: Kelly Woods
Vineyard Foreman: Mario Gutierrez