Skipstone

Oliver's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.17 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

First of the wines at Great Falls Wine Outlet this Friday. Deep garnet red with a little bricking on the edges. A bit dirty on the nose with some earthiness. After a few in the glass it opened up with some black plums as well as some softer black and red fruits. Balanced on the palate with medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Quite fruity on the attack but still dark and some richness. Notes of sweet spices too, especially cinnamon, some aged blue fruits and black cherries. Long and dry finish with solid minerality. Tastes younger than an 05. Drink till 2023.

Made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Made by Philippe Melka. Selling for $119.99 at The Great Falls Wine Outlet. Inaugural Vintage.

First of the wines at Great Falls Wine Outlet this Friday. Deep garnet red with a little bricking on the edges. A bit dirty on the nose with some earthiness. After a few in the glass it opened up with some black plums as well as some softer black and red fruits. Balanced on the palate with medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Quite fruity on the attack but still dark and some richness. Notes of sweet spices too, especially cinnamon, some aged blue fruits and black cherries. Long and dry finish with solid minerality. Tastes younger than an 05. Drink till 2023.

Made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Made by Philippe Melka. Selling for $119.99 at The Great Falls Wine Outlet. Inaugural Vintage.

Nov 11th, 2017
Jesse Mallgren

Blueberry, pomegranate pith, cherry, vanilla. A little high in alcohol for me the label says 14.5% but it seems closer to 15.2% #cabernet #sonomacounty #healdsburg #FWC #bordeauxblend

Blueberry, pomegranate pith, cherry, vanilla. A little high in alcohol for me the label says 14.5% but it seems closer to 15.2% #cabernet #sonomacounty #healdsburg #FWC #bordeauxblend

Jul 23rd, 2015
Tim Herrmann

Skipstone's debut bottling, this wine today is full of pure and transparent blueberries, cinnamon, and cola spice, showing much darker flavors than I'd guess from an Anderson Valley Cabernet, but it has the acid freshness that's a clue to its origin.

Skipstone's debut bottling, this wine today is full of pure and transparent blueberries, cinnamon, and cola spice, showing much darker flavors than I'd guess from an Anderson Valley Cabernet, but it has the acid freshness that's a clue to its origin.

Jul 27th, 2015
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

9.0

Kat had this 6 years ago

Kat had this 6 years ago

Jul 29th, 2013
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Nathaniel had this 6 years ago

Nathaniel had this 6 years ago

Apr 10th, 2013
Doug LaGambina

Doug had this 7 years ago

Doug had this 7 years ago

Nov 15th, 2012
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 2 years ago

Ronald had this 2 years ago

Feb 20th, 2017