Seavey Caravina Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Lively bright red berries on the tongue with intriguing hints of sweet tobacco, anise, clove and kirsch. Full bodied, with a formidable backbone of chewy, mouth-coating tannins, this is a wine that envelopes your palate. Smoky and somewhat brooding, this wine shows the power of the Seavey estate and makes a strong statement about the monumental 2013 vintage. Pair this wine with a celebratory meal, decanting it for 30 to 60 minutes before enjoying.
The new releases include the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Caravina, which is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance equal parts Merlot and Petit Verdot. From younger vines and less-concentrated lots of wine, it is their biggest cuvée of nearly 1,900 cases. The wine is only about 40% new French oak. The 2013 is outstanding, with a deep purple color, a sweet nose of chocolate, dusty, loamy soil notes, a touch of roasted herbs, silky tannins and a medium to full-bodied, very sexy and lush style. Drink over the next 12-15+ years.