2012 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County
The Art of Intelligence
Today’s special wine was made by Timothy Milos, former winemaker for the $300 Cab producer, the lovechild of Robert Mondavi, the opulent Opus One Winery… as well as Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
Today, Timothy focuses his efforts on smaller boutique wine producers. He is a consulting winemaker at a handful of such wineries in Napa and Sonoma.
Earlier this year, we featured a 2011 Cabernet from our friends at Viluko Vineyards. That wine set a record - for the best-selling 2011 Cabernet we’ve ever shown.
If that wine was great, today’s is fantastic.
While we still have some in stock, I encourage you to reserve a few bottles (cases?) of today’s Viluko Vineyards 2012 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine hails from the 2012 vintage, which Robert Parker awarded a stunning score of 96E. That E is for extraordinary.
Reserve yours soon!
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