1992 Seavey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon is considerably lighter than the 1990 and 1991. It also exhibits a more noticeable, herbaceous aroma, combined with a less saturated color. It is spicy and medium-bodied, with moderately hard tannin in the finish. (RP)
Tightly wound and less concentrated than the 1991. Still, delivers pleasant herb, olive, cedar, currant and spice flavors and a pretty aftertaste. Best after 1997. (JL)
Producer note from Robert Parker: "Historically, this old vineyard can trace its origins to the 1870s. In 1979, lawyer Bill Seavey purchased this Conn Valley property and planted vines in 1981. There are just over 35 acres of vines, most of which are Cabernet Sauvignon. The bulk of the production is sold to Kendall-Jackson, but Seavey estate bottles small quantities of Chardonnay and 600-1200 cases of a potentially superb, concentrated, and long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon. All of the wines are aged in small French oak barrels, of which 60% are purchased new from the well-known coopers, Taransaud and Segau-Moreau."