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2014 Caravina Cabernet 750ml

2014 Caravina Cabernet 750ml

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“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Caravina is going to need at least a few years to fully come together. Aromatically expressive and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2014 delivers superb quality and pedigree for the money. Smoke, cedar, tobacco, graphite, tar, licorice and dried herbs add the closing shades of nuance. Caravina remains one of the very best values in Napa Valley Cabernet.” 93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED AND BOTTLED

Blend:                        89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot
Production:                2,200 cases produced
Alcohol:                     14.5%
Barrels:                     100% French oak (40% new)
Cellaring:                   2016-2031
 

Wine Specs

Vintage 2014
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation Seavey Vineyard
Harvest Date September & October 2014
Aging 2016 - 2031
Bottling Date June 2016
Alcohol % 14.5

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Beautiful layers of graphite, tea rose, sweet tobacco, and Mexican chocolate combine with a firm tannic grip to give this wine bright energy, verve and freshness. An elegant wine with intense minerality that speaks to Seavey’s rugged hillside Cabernet vineyards.
Ratings "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Caravina is going to need at least a few years to fully come together. Aromatically expressive and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2014 delivers superb quality and pedigree for the money. Smoke, cedar, tobacco, graphite, tar, licorice and dried herbs add the closing shades of nuance. Caravina remains one of the very best values in Napa Valley Cabernet.” 93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, December 2016.
Vineyard Notes The year 2014 marks Seavey’s 16th vintage of estate-produced Caravina Cabernet. The grapes for this wine were sourced from a unique tapestry of steep hillside blocks from our estate vineyard notable for their intense and youthful flavor profiles. Following a winter with scant rain, a warm, dry spring gave way to ideal summer conditions and then a mild harvest period that allowed us to patiently pick each block at full ripeness.
Production Notes Winemaking followed classic Bordeaux methods with whole-berry fermentation. In the cool of the early morning harvest, grapes were promptly de-stemmed and the uncrushed berries were gently transferred into fermentation tanks. In order to carefully manage the tannins and resulting wine texture, the grapes were neither crushed nor run through a pump. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (40% new) for 19 months before bottling in June 2016. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot.
Production Winemaker, Jim Duane · Consulting Winemaker, Philippe Melka