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100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED AND BOTTLED - NAPA VALLEY AVA
Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot
Production: 873 Cases
Barrels: 100% French Oak (50% new)
Cellaring: 35-40 Years
“Revealing the vintage's burly, masculine, and muscular side, the 2006 Seavey Cabernet is stacked and packed with fruit, extract, and tannin. Like so many wines from Seavey, I almost feel the style is reminiscent of a great St.-Estephe such as Montrose blended with a Graves such as La Mission Haut-Brion...a powerful wine to be enjoyed over the next three decades through 2043.” Rating: 93+, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, #180, Dec. 2008
“The 2006 Seavey has soil-inflected aromas of warm stones, underbrush and dried berries, with a very ripe, almost liqueur-like aspect…then, big, chewy and deep, with a compelling sweetness to its smoke, tobacco and espresso flavors. Just juicy enough to maintain verve…there’s something sexy and exotic about this wine.” Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2009 #144
Comprised of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petite Verdot, our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is the twelfth consecutive Seavey vintage produced with the guidance of world-renowned winemaker, Philippe Melka. The grapes were harvested mid-August to mid-October 2006 with low yields from our South facing hill-side vineyard. The rich fruit benefited from a hot summer and a long growing season. In the winery the grapes were sorted, de-stemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation. The resulting wine was aged in 50% new French oak before being bottled in May, 2008. Production was limited to under 900 cases of 750 ml bottles.
Consultant Winemaker: Philippe Melka
Winemaker: Matt Reid
Winemaker Assistant: Kelly Woods
Vineyard Foreman: Mario Gutierrez