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2013 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvingon

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Appellation: Mayacamas Mountains/Sonoma County

By: Viluko Vineyards

In: Sonoma County, CA

750mL / 14.9% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is a soft and approachable Cabernet Sauvignon from Viluko's estate vineyard high in the Mayacamas Mountains. Dark fruit flavors and well-integrated oak lead to a fresh dose of minerality. Nicely layered, this wine is drinking well in its youth but has the potential and structure to age for 10+ years. Aged for 18 months in 10% new French oak, 90% second use French oak barrels. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec. 605 cases produced.

What We Love

  • 90pts from Wine Advocate
  • Drinking great in its youth
  • Great value

This is a great mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that's approachable enough to enjoy in its youth.

Experience

I was introduced to Viluko's wines over small plates and a few glasses of wine at Willi's Wine Bar (fantastic place if you've never been) in Sonoma County. As I listened to the story of the project - the concept, the Estate Vineyards, the winemaker, and the excellence or bust attitude of everyone involved - I knew I had to taste the wines. I can confidently say that Viluko is a winery to watch in the coming years as the first few wines I've tasted from them are superb.

Winery

Viluko Vineyards is a true mountain winery producing intense and complex Cabernet Sauvignon and beautiful Sauvignon Blanc with fruit grown on their Estate Vineyard in the Mayacamas mountains. Acclaimed winemaker Timothy Milos works closely with the Arroyo family whose winemaking legacy began in Chile. The wines are stunning and this new, small-production winery is one to watch in the coming years.

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Customer Reviews

  • Verified Purchase

    Easy drinking Cab. Approachable and tasty!