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Community Tasting Notes (70) Avg Score: 93.9 points

  • Drank as part of a 1997-2000 Seavey Cab vertical. Fantastic wine. Black currant, blackberry, anise, tobacco, and turned earth with medium plus acidity and elegant tannins.

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  • Decanted 2 hours. Mature CS with plenty of fruit to go for (presumably) years but terrific tertiary notes and hitting on all cylinders right now. Drink and enjoy, OK to hold.

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  • Exotic, very spicy, starts red-fruited but moves towards blackcurrant with air. Not too heavy--this drank well with salmon. But this is a New World wine from a hot vintage, and it shows in a slightly roasted fruit character and a touch of perceptible alcohol. Started to deteriorate around the 90-120 minute mark of aeration.

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  • Third tasting with consistent notes. Decanted for about 10 hours, then consumed over the next 24. Moderate amount of very fine to medium sediment. Typical old wine aromas, wet leather. Fruit flavors have held up well, but perhaps fading slightly. Consistent with my previous tastings, this wine has a barnyard aroma, though this bottle seemed less overpowering than the others I'd tasted. I have to assume that this is just a characteristic of that vintage, I've never detected it in any other vintage of Seavey I've tasted (though, I have smelled it in other wines). As per my previous comments, this aroma knocks my rating down by 2 or 3 points. I would not buy this again. I still have a magnum to drink, let's see if it has consistent notes.

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  • WOW! This wine is in a beautiful drinking window. Decanted (lots of sediment in these wines) and let breathe. Started drinking after 30 minutes. What a beautiful balance of fruit, aromatics, tannins and earth tones!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/28/2007, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) Mulberry, lavender nose; tasty mulberry, fig, black fruit, lavender, lilac palate, with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

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