2012 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County
The Art of Intelligence
Earlier this year, we featured a 2011 Cab from our friends at Viluko Vineyards. That wine set a record - for the best-selling 2011 Cabernet we’ve ever shown.
Today’s 2012 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon is even better. It hails from the 2012 vintage, which Robert Parker awarded a stunning score of 96E. That E is for extraordinary.
This wine is woodsy on the nose, where dark fruit notes abound in this heady blend. Bold black cherry, blackberry, plum and cassis take the lead, with tobacco, toasted cedar, graphite, black pepper and subtle savory herbs.
Bold flavors spill onto the palate, with smoky black cherry, cassis, plum, dark oak, coffee bean, baker’s chocolate, spice box and a hint of cherry tobacco.
Enjoy… but be quick. Our allocation is modest - and this wine will likely sell out before midnight (Pacific time)!
Dark and dense, with darkest garnet hues at the edges, and a nearly black darkness at the core. Ropey legs meander down the glass wall after a good swirl.
Bold black cherry, blackberry, plum, cassis, tobacco, toasted cedar, graphite, black pepper and subtle savory herbs.
Smoky black cherry, cassis, plum, dark oak, coffee bean, baker’s chocolate, spice box and a hint of cherry tobacco.
Extended and plush with crushed velvet tannins that spread a soft dryness across the palate as fruit flavors fade to reveal long-persisting earthen flavors with espresso bean and dark chocolate at the tail end.
This serious - and seriously great wine begs for a herb rubbed pot roast or a pepper crusted steak, grilled to perfection.
What the Winery Says
- Timothy Milos
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County
- 5.8 g/L
- Harvest Date
- Oct.10-22, 2012
- 18 months in French oak
- Bottling Date
- June 22, 2014
- Release Date
- Fall 2015
- 215 cases