2007 Cabernet Sauvignon 5.0
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (May 2017) - 94 points
“Knockout nose combines blackberry, currant, black cherry, minerals, graphite, mocha, tobacco and licorice; a wonderfully pure site expression. Plush, concentrated and utterly fine-grained, boasting terrific inner-mouth energy and smoky soil tones. The wine's red and darker fruit flavors are perfectly supported by sound acidity. Very suave and distinctive wine with noble tannins and a restrained sweetness.”
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (Dec. 2009) - 96+ points
"Dense purple opaque to the rim, [this wine] reveals a stunning nose of burning embers, soy, blackberries, coffee, and cassis along with a hint of scorched earth. It is a true blockbuster, concentrated, massive Cabernet that should be forgotten for 5-10 years, and drunk over the following four decades. Seavey’s 2007s could be compared to some of the Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignons from the late 1960s and early 1970s."
Seavey's 18th estate-produced Cabernet, the 2007, is a remarkable representation of our vineyard's terroir. The 2007 growing season was one of even temperatures from early spring through fall. We harvested from our Cabernet and Petit Verdot blocks beginning in the first days of September, with the last micro-block picked on October 13th. The 2007 Cabernet is a blend of fruit from 14 small blocks that ultimately produced just 39 barrels of wine.
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods, beginning with whole-berry fermentation, cold soak and native yeast to start fermentation. In the winery, the grapes were sorted, de-stemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for 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