Antonio Galloni- 95+ points
“A dark, brooding wine, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is going to need a few years in bottle to shed some of its tannin and fully assimilate its new oak. Smoke, scorched earth, licorice and new leather mesh perfectly with the wine’s dark, brooding personality. Readers should expect a deep, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Best of all, the 2016 should age brilliantly.”
Jeb Dunnuck- 98+ points
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Seavey Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (as with the ’14, ’15, and ’16) brought up in 62% new French oak. It’s a deep, powerful wine that has everything a classic Napa Cabernet lover could want. Notes of cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, and crushed rock all emerge from this beauty, which has a classic Pauillac-like austerity and style. Not for those seeking instant gratification, it’s going to benefit from 7-8 years of bottle age and have 35+ years of overall longevity.”
Fifth in a lineup of consecutive stellar vintages, the 2016 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon is a restrained but powerful wine that promises several decades of classic aging. It leads with Seavey’s characteristic core of savory notes, including warm earth and crushed rock, yet offers an extraordinary concentration of luscious dark fruit flavors—blackberry, ganache, and cassis—likely due to the mild weather of the harvest season that allowed the grapes a few extra weeks to develop their flavors on the vine.
100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA