With this collection, you will receive ONE of each of these wines: Seavey 2001 Napa Valley Estate Merlot, California The 2001 Merlot offers fresh fruit and floral aromas of cherries, violets, truffles and spice. Integrated and structured with a medium body, it will continue to age well for years. Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (45% new oak) for 18 months before bottling in June 2003. Seavey 2003 Napa Valley Estate Merlot, California This 2003 Merlot has an enticing nose of mulberry, coffee and mocha. It exhibits a rich palate of plum, black cherry and cedar with soft tannins. While delicious to drink now, it should age well for many years. Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (40% new oak) for 18 months before bottling in May 2005. Seavey 2006 Napa Valley Estate Merlot, California Seavey harvested the 2006 Merlot in just two days, beginning on October 12 with their steep hillside block and finishing on October 16 with the lower blocks. The fruit had low potential alcohol and medium-high acidity, which led to a very bright and structured wine, with an abundance of red fruit character. They counterbalanced the Merlot’s austerity with the addition of some rich Cabernet Sauvignon from their two best blocks. The resulting wine is concentrated, smooth and balanced.