Irresistible to those of us who crave the big, hearty Cabs that are turned out so skillfully from the Napa Valley, the Ghost Block Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon does not disappoint. Dark, ripe, rich fruit mingled with some earthiness and spice and velvety tannins will inspire gourmet pairings. Decant your bottle for at least an hour before drinking if you're diving in now, and then fill your glasses. They will go dreamily with bacon beignets for a starter. Our ideal entree would be a grilled wagyu bavette steak with roasted fingerlings and crispy brussels sprouts with roasted peanuts, chili and scallions. What's yours?
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Ghost Block sashays out of the glass with bold scents of blackberry pie, blackcurrant pastilles and plum preserves, plus nuances of fragrant earth, kirsch and unsmoked cigars. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with lively black berry and earthy layers, supported by grainy tannins and a lively line, finishing on a lingering mineral note." Mar 2021
Winery: "Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of fruit sourced from our family-owned and organically farmed Rock Cairn vineyard. This property is characterized by deep, gravelly loam soil with a western exposure. The vines produce highly concentrated fruit late in the season and are typically the last picks of our harvest. Five blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon separated by age reside on this site, ranging from 5- to 35-year-old plantings. This provides an opportunity for capturing characteristics that are specific to vine age, creating a perfect blend to express this valuable site. In this particular vintage, we have incorporated fruit from two of our other estate vineyards in Yountville and Oakville to complement this complex wine.
Our 2019 vintage embodies the beauty of Oakville, with lovely aromas of blackberry and ripe plum along with sultry tones of dusty earth and leather with hints of sweet bay leaf and baking spices. On the palate, alluring layers of cassis, boysenberry and black cherry are met with subtle notes of tobacco leaf. The refined, beautifully integrated tannins create a harmonious experience that fills out your palate completely ending with a long elegant finish that leaves you with one word...exceptional.
|Varietal||96% Cabernet Sauvignon , 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot|
|Aging||24 months in French oak, 70% new|
|Region||Oakville, Napa Valley, California|
|Grapes||96% Cabernet Sauvignon , 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot|
California Residents: for Proposition 65 WARNING click here