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Fifth generation Bay Area resident Timothy Milos jokes that he’s 'dropped out of some of the best schools in the country.' The truth is, the biology and genetics expert spent three years at Cornell working toward his PhD in molecular genetics when he realized he would never be content to sit in a lab day after day. The son of builders, Tim missed that feeling of actively applying his science, or as he says, 'of sitting on top of a foundation wall at the end of the day.' Fortunately for Tim and the wine world, Tim spent some time in the cellars of a Finger Lakes winery and stumbled upon the perfect intersection of biology, agriculture, architecture, history and art: making wine. 'Every fermentation,' he says, 'is a living system. It is its own ecology, and it evolves over time. It is as complex a matrix as you could ask for. After leaving Cornell to study enology at UC-Davis, Tim made his way to Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars, then Opus Wine and finally wound up as winemaker for S. Anderson Vineyard. He’s been consulting for premium Napa Valley wineries ever since.
Winemaker Notes: Initial fragrances are of ginger bread and star anise. Aromas of cardamom, dark berries and an unmistakable sent of cedar fills the wine glass. Focused core of concentrated blackberry and black cherry flavors from entry to fall leaf finish. Full bodied with mulling spice and kirsch flavors. Supple texture, elegant balanced, long lasting finish and well integrated, supple tannins. A fully developed rich mountain Cabernet with complex aromatics. Best now and over the next couple decades with decanting.
Winemaker: Tim Milos
Appellation: NapaValley, AtlasPeak
Production: 450 cases
Months in Oak: 22 months
Oak: 100% French 85% New
Wine Ageing: 20+ years