2014 Seavey 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$159.95
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Here's a noble, pedigreed Cabernet from an old family estate in Conn Valley. Galloni calls this "A total knock out, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. Even so, my impression is that the 2014 still has room to grow. Powerful and explosive, the 2014 exudes pedigree in its layered personality and overall structure." This would be a perfect wine to put away for a 10-15 year rest before enjoying with a special meal. 

Seavey Winery is firing on all cylinders. This gorgeous hillside vineyard in Conn Valley behind Meadowood resort is producing truly elite wines, entirely from their estate vineyards. It’s also thanks to Philippe Melka, a consulting winemaker who made his name at no less than Château Haut Brion, Dominus Estate, and Petrus, and today consults for the likes of Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, and Lail. The guy is a pro, and Seavey was his first consulting gig in the Napa Valley.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Philippe Melka
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 60% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WSEA14CS3ESTATE
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Wine Advocate

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (880 cases) spends 20 months in about 60% new French oak. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and offers up an opaque dense purple color in a structured, but still essentially beautiful wine with classic mulberry, blackcurrant, licorice and truffle-like notes. Earthiness is present as well and, like most Seavey wines, there is no shortage of structure and tannin. This full-bodied classic is somewhat of an anomaly for a 2014, as it needs 3-5 years of cellaring and will keep 30 or more.

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Vinous

A total knock out, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. Even so, my impression is that the 2014 still has room to grow. Powerful and explosive, the 2014 exudes pedigree in its layered personality and overall structure. Scorched earth, gravel, menthol, licorice and dark fruits give the wine its distinctive personality. Readers will have to be patient, but the 2014 is shaping up to be magnificent.