2005 Merlot 750
Seavey's 12th estate-produced Merlot, the 2005, was made from grapes that came from vines planted in several different locations of the south-facing hillside vineyard. Mild weather conditions during the long growing season avoided stressing the ripening fruit.
Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. In the winery, the grapes were sorted, destemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (40% new oak) for 18 months before bottling in May 2007.
100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA