Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate 2005

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Winemaker Notes from Rob Lawson: The 2005 growing season was long and cool with a big crop. Patience, crop management and vine management were critical to this vintage in order to allow flavors to develop before picking. We waited and it paid off. The vines were in balance which allowed us to linger before shutting down. Tasting Notes: The 2005 vintage has beautiful and elegant aromas of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, spice and roses. On the palate the wine leads into a balanced mouth feel of ripe blackberries with deep dark chocolate and coffee in the mid-palate, to a long and lingering finish of toffee and cherries. Well balanced with great weight and structure. Will cellar well.

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Ghost Block:
Bonded Winery #9 has 635 planted vineyard acres and the property is the ninth largest planted acreage in Napa County. The Company is committed to growing grapes without the use of chemicals. Certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers, Bonded Winery #9 uses organic vineyard management techniques. Selective leaf and shoot removal reduces fungus and mildew pressure. Cover crops like o... Read more
Bonded Winery #9 has 635 planted vineyard acres and the property is the ninth largest planted acreage in Napa County. The Company is committed to growing grapes without the use of chemicals. Certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers, Bonded Winery #9 uses organic vineyard management techniques. Selective leaf and shoot removal reduces fungus and mildew pressure. Cover crops like oats, peas, mustard and vetch, are planted between rows to naturally inhibit soil erosion, reduce dust, restore nutrients and encourage microbiological activity. Even grape skins and stems are composted after harvest and added back to the soil, replenishing nitrogen and potassium and increasing microbiological activity. The 635 vineyard acres are divided between Oakville (35%) and Yountville (65%), two distinguished appellations within Napa Valley. Within the vineyards are several distinctive blocks, each having a specific name. These vineyard names began making their debuts on prestigious wine labels in the late 1990’s. Read less

Member Reviews for Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate

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Snooth User: cutiger81
8308041
4.00 5
08/15/2008

Outstanding. Hard to find sometimes on the east coast, but if you can get your hands on it - go ahead and treat yourself.


Snooth User: Nickrueter
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5.00 5
08/27/2013

Five glasses



Winemaker Notes from Rob Lawson: The 2005 growing season was long and cool with a big crop. Patience, crop management and vine management were critical to this vintage in order to allow flavors to develop before picking. We waited and it paid off. The vines were in balance which allowed us to linger before shutting down. Tasting Notes: The 2005 vintage has beautiful and elegant aromas of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, spice and roses. On the palate the wine leads into a balanced mouth feel of ripe blackberries with deep dark chocolate and coffee in the mid-palate, to a long and lingering finish of toffee and cherries. Well balanced with great weight and structure. Will cellar well.

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