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Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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Notes on the Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley 2004 : WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: 93 POINTS Firm and structured, with ripe, vivid, aromatic currant, floral, fresh earth, spice and hazelnut-scented oak. Everything folds together, in a sleek yet muscular package that offers rich, intense tannins, but also excellent balance. Best from 2009 through 2018. 896 cases made. October 15, 2007 JLWINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 94 POINTS There are 905 cases of the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon). Full-bodied and powerful with velvety tannin, fabulous intensity, and stunning aromas of smoked herbs, charcoal embers, chocolate, creme de cassis, and minerals, it is a rich, voluptuously textured wine that admirably hides its serious tannin levels. It will unquestionably keep for two decades or more. WA # , #168 (Dec 2006) Drink 2006 - 2026 Robert ParkerSEAVEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE NAPA VALLEY 2004

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Seavey Vineyard:
In the early 1870's, Swiss immigrant Charles Volper acquired a 143 acre parcel along a lovely stream, which flowed down the center of Conn Valley, an eastern spur of the Napa Valley. He planted grapevines on the south facing hillsides, and purchased dairy cattle, which he grazed in the pasture below. He had a handsome stone dairy barn constructed in 1881, the same year he added stone retaining ... Read more
In the early 1870's, Swiss immigrant Charles Volper acquired a 143 acre parcel along a lovely stream, which flowed down the center of Conn Valley, an eastern spur of the Napa Valley. He planted grapevines on the south facing hillsides, and purchased dairy cattle, which he grazed in the pasture below. He had a handsome stone dairy barn constructed in 1881, the same year he added stone retaining walls in support of the bridge across Conn Creek. Charles Volper subsequently entered into a partnership with Georges Crochat, a French immigrant, which they called the Franco-Swiss Farming Company. They built a wooden winery in Volper's large front pasture which borders his entrance trail from Conn Valley Road. Later when the winery burned down they built a stone winery and distillery building on the other side of Volper's entrance trail. When both partners died in 1892, Volper's estate sold his 143 acre parcel to new owners, and it served as a horse and cattle ranch until 1979, when the original Volper 143 acre parcel was purchased by William and Mary Seavey. In 1981, Seavey hired Roy Raymond and his vineyard crew to assist him in replanting the original Volper vineyards. Initially, Seavey sold the resulting grapes to Raymond vineyard and other wineries. From the outset to this day all Seavey Vineyard wiens have been entirely estate produced from Seavey Vineyard grapes. In 1989, the Seaveys renovated the original 1881 stone dairy barn as their winery and tasting room, and in 1990 made their inaugural vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay under the Seavey Vineyard label, adding Merlot in 1994 and their second Cabernet label, Caravina, in 1999. The success of their early vintages encouraged them to expand production, especially of Cabernet Sauvignon, and required construction of a second winery building in 2000.In 2003, the Seaveys installed one of the first solar energy systems used by a Napa Valley winery. The project eliminates 24,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The Seavey's current vineyard foreman has lived on the property since 1985; they practice old world grape growing techniques while utilizing modern technology. The Seaveys also raise a small number of beef cattle, whose primary function is to keep the grass down in the hills and front pastures for fire prevention, and which occasionally provide a welcome source of organic beef for family and friends. William Seavey, a native Californian, was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Coronado. He went East to Princeton and Harvard Law School, when he met his wife, Mary, who was at Radcliffe. They lived in Coronado, CA and Geneva, Switzerland before moving to the Bay Area in 1968. The 4 Seavey sons spent high school and college vacations working at the vineyard, and the Seavey daughter and her 2 daughters came out from Boston to help from time to time. Read less

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05/01/2010

Ripe, vivid aromatics of currant, florals and hazelnut-scented oak. Sleek yet muscular package with rich intense tannins all in balance. Sweet fruit and oak on the nose, nearly pinot scented. Great structure and balance between bold tannin and extremely ripe fruit. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 4/24/10


External Reviews for Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon is superb. The opaque purple-colored effort reveals aromas of black currant, creosote, smoke, minerals, and plums. It is full-bodied, with exquisite density and terrific fruit purity and intensity, particularly in the mid-palate and length (always good signs of wines that are meant to improve and last). There is a plenty of tannin, but this is a generous, impressively endowed wine that should stand the test of several decades of cellaring.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark, rich and concentrated, with beautifully defined and ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit. Gains intensity and shows a firm wall of tannins on the finish, but they're ripe and plush, letting the fruit push forward. Needs cellaring. Best from 2005 through 2014.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Firm, tight and complex, with a rich, focused band of spicy currant, mineral, plum, cherry, cedar and anise, turning rich and flavorful on the finish. Best from 2001 through 2010.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Seavey has produced some exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons, and I predict the 1995 will be an unexpected winner in many blind tastings. it is performing even better this year than it did last, hence my elevated score. The color is an opaque purple. The wine displays a fantastic nose of classic black currants intermixed with cigar box and cedar scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied and backward, but persuasively rich,layered and marvelously well-balanced. There is a deep, sweet mid-palate and explosive ripeness and richness in the long, heady finish. A sleeper pick in this outstanding vintage, it should evolve effortlessly for 20-30 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Readers looking for a St.-Estephe look-alike should check out this brooding, monster Cabernet Sauvignon from Bill Seavey and winemaker Philippe Melka. Tasting nearly the same as it did eight years ago, it reveals stunning, sweet chocolaty notes interwoven with notions of burning embers, loamy soil, black currants and forest floor. The complex aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, powerful, backward wine that still needs 8-10 years of cellaring. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot from the dry-farmed hillside vineyards of Bill and the late Mary Seavey is a 35-50 year wine. Only for true connoisseurs and those with patience!


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

here are 905 cases of the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon). Full-bodied and powerful with velvety tannin, fabulous intensity, and stunning aromas of smoked herbs, charcoal embers, chocolate, creme de cassis, and minerals, it is a ric... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A solid effort. Ripe, rich and concentrated, with a dense, complex core of currant, anise, black cherry and spice, it fills out and finishes with a long, flavorful aftertaste echoing ripe Cabernet themes. Best from 1999 through 2004.


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Notes on the Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley 2004 : WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: 93 POINTS Firm and structured, with ripe, vivid, aromatic currant, floral, fresh earth, spice and hazelnut-scented oak. Everything folds together, in a sleek yet muscular package that offers rich, intense tannins, but also excellent balance. Best from 2009 through 2018. 896 cases made. October 15, 2007 JLWINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 94 POINTS There are 905 cases of the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon). Full-bodied and powerful with velvety tannin, fabulous intensity, and stunning aromas of smoked herbs, charcoal embers, chocolate, creme de cassis, and minerals, it is a rich, voluptuously textured wine that admirably hides its serious tannin levels. It will unquestionably keep for two decades or more. WA # , #168 (Dec 2006) Drink 2006 - 2026 Robert ParkerSEAVEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE NAPA VALLEY 2004

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