|Appellation||Napa Valley, California|
|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot|
Ghost Block’s Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced entirely from the winery’s Ghost Block Vineyard in Yountville bordering the cemetery where the town’s founder George Yount lies to rest. The crown jewel of the family’s estate, these prime 18 acres are planted 100% to Cabernet Sauvignon on top of rarely found exposed vertical bedding of tertiary volcanics.
2020 was a year of low yield and high concentration. The spring was very dry and the summer had several heat spikes, leading to small berries and an early harvest. The pick date of Sept 12 was two weeks earlier than usual. Winemaker Kristi Koford coaxed a wine that displays gorgeous aromas of black cherry, blackberries, black currant, and hints of cloves, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, and mocha. The wine displays extraordinary complexity framed by a firm but polished texture of fine grain tannins with the persistent acidity that elevates the experience.