Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (Napa Valley, California) - [WA 93+] [ST 92+]

Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(Napa Valley, California) - [WA 93+] [ST 92+]

Regular price $185.00 Sale price $116.99 Save $68.01

WA93+ ST92+
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Comprised of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petite Verdot, this 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon marks the 12th consecutive Seavey vintage under the guiding hands of world-renowned winemaker, Philippe Melka. The grapes were harvested mid-August to mid-October 2006 with low yields from our South facing hill-side vineyard. The rich fruit benefited from a hot summer and a long growing season. In the winery the grapes were sorted, de-stemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation; the resulting wine was aged in 50% new French oak before being bottled in May, 2008. Production was limited to under 900 cases of 750 ml bottles.

Technical Data

Composite: 89%CS 11%PV
Produced: 873 Cases
Alcohol: 14.5%
Oak: 50% New French
Cellaring: 35-40 Years

Production Team:
Consultant Winemaker: Philippe Melka
Winemaker: Matt Reid
Winemaker Assistant: Kelly Woods
Vineyard Foreman: Mario Gutierrez

Ratings & Reviews

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the vintage’s burly, masculine, and muscular side. The wine is stacked and packed with fruit, extract, tannin, and muscle, but possesses much less suppleness and complexity than the 2005 or the sweetness of the 2007. The 2006, with chocolate, scorched earth, blackberry, and espresso roast notes, is shut down and dense at present, but is impressive, although in a backward style. This wine needs to be forgotten for at least 5-6 years. It is a powerful wine, but don’t touch it before 2013, and drink it over the following three decades." - Robert Parker (12/2008)

92+ Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Good ruby-red. Soil-inflected aromas of mocha, warm stones, tobacco, underbrush and dried berries, with a very ripe, almost liqueur-like aspect. Then big, chewy and deep, with a compelling sweetness to its smoke, tobacco and espresso flavors. Just juicy enough to maintain verve. Less lush and harmonious at this stage than the 2005 was, as its powerful tannic spine calls for several years of patience, but there's something sexy and exotic about this wine." - Stephen Tanzer (May/Jun '09)