This full-bodied wine offers a delightful nose of plum, fig, boysenberry, and currants with hints of cardamom and tobacco. It has a soft mouth feel, revealing considerable fruit and personality and finishes with broad, earthy tannins.
Seavey’s 14th estate-produced Merlot, the 2007, was made from grapes grown at several different elevations of the vineyard. The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness of sugar and tannins and with concentrated fruit flavors.
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods, beginning with whole-berry fermentation, cold soak and native yeast to start fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (50% new oak) for 18 months before bottling in May 2009.
100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA
- Napa Valley
- 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 477 Cases
- 100% French Oak (50% new)
- 2009 - 2028
- Bottling Date
- May 2009
- Alcohol %
- Winemaking Team
- Matt Reid & Philippe Melka