Seavey Vineyard

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 187


Seavey Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

The Premiere lot is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot from the most cherished blocks of our estate. Eighty percent of the lot is Cabernet Sauvignon from Block 18 and Petit Verdot from Block 19, located at the top of our southern-facing vineyard on steep terrain that consists of more boulders than soil and provides a yield of less than 1/2 ton per acre each. Fruit from these blocks is exceptionally small, and its high grape-skin-to-juice ratio delivers power to any blend it touches. The remaining 20% of the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon from Block 1 and Permanent Pasture Block, located in the lower elevations of our estate. These lend grace, elegance and perfume, introducing another layer of complexity to the power and intensity derived from Blocks 18 and 19. - Jim Duane, Winemaker

Aging Process

Aged for 18 months in 100% French Oak Barrels (40% new).

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.85
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Jim Duane

Winemaker, Seavey Vineyard

Winemaker, Jim Duane

Jim has led Seavey's winemaking since 2011 after stints at Robert Mondavi Winery and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars where he became inspired to focus on Bordeaux varietals. Jim combines rich knowledge of winemaking from around the world with deep technical understanding of vineyards and wine, receiving his Master's Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis.

About Seavey, Jim says: "I delight in the rugged terraces and steep vineyards here, which provide constant opportunities to refine our cultivation methods, And in our small team's relentless pursuit of crafting unmistakable, world-class wines."

Country born: United States

Education: Education: Gonzaga University, UC Davis,
Foreign Study: Malborough, New Zealand
Previous Experience: Robert Mondavi, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Mentor: Philippe Melka

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
We have an intense focus explicitly on our estate vineyards. We take great pride in farming our hillside vineyards and caring for the wines the vineyards provide. Our efforts in the winery are to shepherd the wines' development and showcase the expression of each vintage.

Spec's Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods

7933 North Mesa Street
El Paso  TX  79932


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