Skipstone Olivers Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


SKU 55234


Dark red and black juicy fruit like plum and cherry are at the center of this wine surrounded by beautiful layers of dried herb, tobacco and mocha. Hints of leather and coffee also add depth to the Cabernet making for an intellectually stimulating experience for the senses. The Cabernet Franc lends a slight floral to the aroma and a complex minerality to the full composition rounding out this wonderfully balanced and complete offering.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Brand Skipstone
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Wine AdvocateMade from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in a 30-acre, amphitheater-like vineyard in Alexander Valley, Skipstone's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Oliver's Blend was fashioned by consultant Philippe Melka and proprietor Fahri Deiner, a native of Cyprus. There are 500 cases of this 2012, which was aged 18 months in 70% new French oak. It reveals notes of melted licorice, espresso roast, white chocolate, blackcurrants, licorice and a touch of toasty oak. Full-bodied and opulent with a pleasant earthy character (as is found in many Alexander Valley wines), it should drink well for 12-15+ years.

Robert Parker, December 2014