2016 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Ghost Block Vineyard

Year: 2016
Appellation: Yountville, Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 91
Connoisseurs' Guide: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Bright plum and cassis notes race through, lined with a mouthwatering savory edge and backed by a stony mineral detail on the finish. Solidly grippy and should age well. Best from 2021 through 2030. 1,000 cases made. — JM" (WS)

"Deep and defined cassis-like fruit, very rich oak and elements of caramel, cola and vanilla are combined in a beautifully layered mix in this wine's ample, very well-focused aromas and are reiterated in the expansive, definitively varietal flavors that follow. Its fleshy, slightly supple texture only adds to its forthright appeal, yet this involving effort is nonetheless structured to age handily for a good half-dozen or more years, and, even though it may lack the tannic gruffness typical in a Cabernet Sauvignon of its age, we have every expectation that it will be in marvelous shape after a full decade has passed. Reviewed: April 2020" (CG)

"Soft, plush tannins surround a creamy texture of baked plum, cinnamon and cedar, the wine Old World in dried herb and sage components. Full bodied, it showcases the variety from the producer's long-owned estate. Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Vineyard Site:
Nestled on a gently sloping knoll on the north edge of Yountville, the Ghost Block vineyard is named in honor of the historic Pioneer Cemetery for which it borders. The vineyard is 16 acres planted solely to Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes:
Explosive aromas of black cherry pie and juicy blackberries. The underlining sweet chocolate and vanilla on the nose, lead into an enticing full, lush palate of mature plum and blackberry. Integrated throughout the wine is mouth-watering currant, and dense oak. This wine is delicious on release with round fine-grained tannins; the perfect aging qualities. Each glass invites you to the next!