This week I've been a bit absent from blogging due to a district meeting for work. The week of meetings usually begins with 7:30 am breakfasts, and wraps up around 10:00 pm. We do planning, product reviews, team building and all that good stuff. On the last evening (Thursday) this week, my manager had our team over to her house for dinner. It was a nice change from the dining out we had done most of the week. Lucky for me, she and her husband are into wine. OK, that's an understatement, they are into FINE wine. (For example, they have 4 wine refrigerators in their house.)
So, after a few of us expressed interest in wine, the $25 dollar bottle of red got pushed to the side and Mr. Manager came out with a couple bottles of 2002 Seavey Cabernet. He told us a little story about how they had visited the winery and went on a little impromtu tour and tasting with the owners. While he was talking, we were swirling, sniffing, swirling some more. When he finished talking, it was time to taste. Wow! A powerful cab, that had a rich mouthfeel and a lot of tannins. Mmm... a few minutes later I noticed a little smoke, cocoa and of course, some oak. I asked for a full pour and continued to swirl and taste while waiting for dinner to start.
This cab was so delicious and kept getting better through the evening. Although there were some other spectacular wine brought out, I poured another glass of this and enjoyed the rest of the evening. This definitely made up for the week of long meeting days!
I don't think the 2002 is still available, but I can't wait to visit this winery on our next trip to Napa and try some of the more recent vintages.