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Wine; Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Seavey
Cabernet Sauvignon

As Purchased At Seavey Vineyard,
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

Seavey Vineyard

2013 Seavey
Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage:
2013

Location:
St. Helena,
Napa Valley,
California,
United States

Producer:
Seavey Vineyard

Alcohol:
14.5%

RATING
93

PRICE
$170

Review Date:
November 22, 2018

Recommended Drinking Window:
2015-2035

Review Location:
Seavey Vineyard,
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

Newsletter Issue:
Non-Newsletter

Bold cab from St. Helena in Napa Valley. This Bourdeaux style cab has the dark red fruit in the form of blackberry, but also the rugged earthiness you come to expect from a Bourdeaux. Black tea, tobacco, mushroom and a touch of mint. Big chewy tannins fill the mouth with a nice balance of acidity.

 

Wine Maker’s Notes:
“Seavey is known for handcrafting wines of exceptional depth, elegance and restraint, and with an uncommon ability to age. Our grapes are grown entirely on our family-run estate vineyard and the wine does not leave the property until it is in bottle. We look forward to offering you a taste of wine made in the finest classical tradition, and a glimpse of a vineyard and winery operation that is reminiscent of the “Old Napa Valley.””

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