Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
This elegant wine opens with aromas of dark-purple violets, followed by fresh red plums and dark-roast coffee. A subtle note of sweetness mixes with savory dried herbs, scorched earth, graphite, and Seavey’s signature minerality. Soft, generous, and coating in the mouth, this wine has a presence that lifts and expands to an unexpectedly long finish.
Winemaker Jim Duane’s advice: “Be patient when you taste this wine and pay attention to the finish.” This wine will get better and better over the next three decades, but it will also be very enjoyable in its earlier years.
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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wine. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.