100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED AND BOTTLED - NAPA VALLEY AVA
ALMOST SOLD OUT - 3 BOTTLE LIMIT
"The brilliant 2007 Caravina (again 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) exhibits terrific creme de cassis notes as well as lots of charcoal, chocolate, and loamy soil undertones. The wine has great fruit, as one might expect from this vintage, and no hard edges. Readers looking for value in Napa Valley reds need look no further than Seavey's 2007 Caravina. Last year I wrote that it was the finest second wine they had yet made, and now that it’s in bottle, I can reiterate - it is a sensational effort. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 19 months in French oak casks, this 525-case cuvee is a sleeper of the vintage. This silky smooth, inky/purple-colored wine offers up notes of roasted herbs, cedar, chocolate, espresso beans, and black fruits. Sweet, round, opulent, textured, and fleshy, this beauty can be enjoyed now or cellared for 15 more years. Rating: 94." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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 2009.
Consultant Winemaker: Philippe Melka
Winemaker: Matt Reid
Vineyard Foreman: Mario Gutierrez