GHOST BLOCK 2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE ESTATE
93 Points Wine Spectator: “Lively, with lots of ripe boysenberry and plum notes laced liberally with anise, fruitcake and sweet toast accents throughout. Not shy with the fruit, but there’s good energy for balance. Best from 2020 through 2029”.
The fruit for the 2016 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon primarily (82%) comes from our family-owned Rock Cairn vineyard. The 30- 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 four of our other estate vineyards in Yountville and Oakville to bring you this magical wine.
Intense, overt aromas of dark plum and black cherry burst from the glass. This wine has a beautiful balance between tannin and fruit. The palate has enticing flavors of darker red fruits—black cherry, cassis, and cranberry. The structure & body is lengthened in your mouth by the well-integrated oak notes that frame this wine. The soft and silky tannins allow for a long-lasting finish, making this wine friendly and attractive to every type of winedrinker!
WINEMAKER NOTES: KRISTI KOFORD
“2016 was a great vintage in Napa Valley in general, and for Ghost Block in particular. We had relatively early bud break and flowering, a mild summer with few heat spikes, and we harvested about ten days earlier than normal. We picked the last of Rock Cairn two days before the first major rainfall. The grapes had the right sugar and phenolic development to make well balanced wine with intense, ripe fruit aromas and deep color.