2009 Skipstone Oliver's Blend

Estate: Skipstone Wines

Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, United States of America


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Tasting Note:November 10, 2017

Second wine at Great Falls Wine Outlet this Friday and second Skipstone. Deep garnet red. A little savory on the nose with some earthiness, tobacco, animal nuances, plums, and spices. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. A bit bigger than the 2005 but not as integrated. Dark plums on the palate with some floral notes and crushed gravel. Long and lingering finish. Definitely has potential to improve.


Made up of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc. Made by Philippe Melka. Aged for 22 months in 75% new French oak and only 230 cases produced.

Drink Dates:

2017 till 2025.

Rating:

92+ points.

Price Point:

$$$ - Tasted at Great Falls Wine Outlet can be purchased for $109.99.