Seavey Vineyard

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 218
Vintage

2013

Seavey Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our lot was harvested only from the morning sunside of the vines in our prized clay knoll, Block 3
  • Our wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a single barrel chosen for its intensity and polish
  • Our grapes were thoughtfully fermented as whole berries, never passing through a crusher or pump
  • This wine embodies the robust structure of the hillside Cabernet Sauvignon for which Seavey is known

In the cold of the early morning of October 8th, 2013, we set out to harvest our prized Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon, an area that rests on a small clay plateau at Seavey Vineyard. We began by harvesting only the dry, morning-sun side of the block, giving time for the dew to evaporate from the clusters hanging on the afternoon-sun side of these majestic 21 year-old vines. We brought the hand-picked fruit in quickly, and upon sampling it, winemaker Jim Duane decided to leave the harvesting of the other side of the vines for another day so that he could separately vinify the “morning” and “afternoon” fruit. Thus began a fascinating journey to reveal and come to know the distinctive characteristics yielded by fruit from the two sides of the same vine. While we found a wonderful opulence and pronounced ripeness in the afternoon-sun wine, it was the exuberant freshness and seductive layering of flavors in the morning-sun wine that destined it to be the clear choice for our Premiere Napa Valley auction lot.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

Wine On The Way

805A S. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park  FL  32789
407-733-9463

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