Not as big as the Altvs or Cade but really a more elegant wine. Not as big and bold but more refined and structured and a lot lighter bodied. Now I didn't say light bodied but lighter when compared to the Altvs and Cade. Great finish and silky tannins.
Big dark full bodied and rich but not overbearing. Pleasing dark fruit exteaction and focused concentration. This 2010 Seavey is an absolute winner! Parker has already upped his view on this to 97 points on this low production cabernet. All l can say is that this one is the real deal for my palate. 92+ points.
Very dark red-purple. Dense aromatics, huge nose: plum, black cherry, sage, spearmint, coffee grounds, cocoa powder. On arrival, medium-high tannin and medium acidity; built for the cellar. Develops in the mouth quickly, it's not underground just yet andit's not overly dry: black cherry and plum, coffee and pipe tobacco, mints sneaking in there; a little sweet gherkin. Long finish, tight. A Napa cabernet of enormous potential. Bottle #1 of twelve.
Just received my fall allotment from Seavey. Probably too young to be fully realized, but I hate putting bottles in the cellar that I've never tasted. Decanted 7 hours, then consumed over the next 4. No sediment. Remarkably open for this young a wine. Excellent balance of fruit and aromatics. No doubt built to last, but quite enjoyable young. Would probably rate even higher with some cellaring.
Winery tasting, not sure how long this was open. Abundant nose of dark fruit (even with out-door tasting on a cool evening). Moderate concentration on the palate with complex, elegant structure and tame tannins. Finish is medium long. Among the best showings for us over 5 days of tasting the outstanding 2010 vintage and great QPR. Brilliant.
Tasted at the winery with the gracious and informative Dorie Seavey. After tasting the 2010 Merlot, and the 2005 & 2010 Caravina, this wine just leapt out of the glass. LOVED it. I didn't take formal notes, but I recall opulent Cab fruit beautifully balanced by acidity and fine tannins. The oak was unobtrusive. Give it a year or three in the cellar.