Ghost Block Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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?
Wine Spectator: "Very lush, with warmed plum sauce, cassis and linzer flavors gliding through slowly, but persistently, while cast iron and mesquite notes add range along the way. Stays on the dark side of the spectrum, with a flash of espresso crema flickering at the end amid the exotic fruit. Drink now through 2034." Web Only 2021
Winery: "The fruit for the 2018 Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our family-owned Rock Cairn vineyard. The 33-year-old vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley is 100% Certified Organic. This site is comprised of deep, gravelly loam with a western exposure, and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season. In this particular vintage, we have blended in two of our other estate vineyards in Yountville and Oakville to bring you this magical wine.
Very elegant and appealing fruit aromas beam from your glass. This wine has beautiful dark red cherry notes, along with ripe, red berry flavors. Cassis, licorice, and vanilla notes are well integrated into the fruit components. The silky, soft tannins confirm the harmonious balance between alcohol and tannin — creating an overall perfect balance in this wine. The finish is lengthy and it hits every point on your palate, you won’t want to stop sipping on this 2018 Oakville Cabernet."
|Varietal||98% Cabernet Sauvignon , 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot|
|Aging||24 months in French oak, 70% new|
|Region||Oakville, Napa Valley, California|