100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED AND BOTTLED - NAPA VALLEY AVA
"The 2006 Caravina (95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4.5% Petit Verdot) is also surprisingly soft for a wine from this vintage, with melted tannins and lots of scorched earth, blackberry, and cassis notes. With full body and a silky suppleness, it should drink well for a decade as well....The Seavey Caravina Cabernet is perhaps the best second label wine in Napa…keep in mind I have Seaveys going back to 1990 in my cellar.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Dec 2008.
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Harvested at optimal ripeness, the juice remained in contact with the skins for an average of 15 days, with malolactic fermentation occurring in barrel. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (40% new oak) and bottled in May 2008.
Consultant Winemaker: Philippe Melka
Winemaker: Matt Reid
Winemaker Assistant: Kelly Woods
Vineyard Foreman: Mario Gutierrez