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Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker Rob Lawson notes that 2009 was a cool and steady growing year with good to moderate crop sizes. Extended hang time and even ripening conditions provided excellent quality flavors and tannins. The result was harvesting classic cabernet for Ghost Block from our Rock Cairn vineyard. Finesse oriented with an elegant balance and structure, supported by bright aromas of roses, tobacco and spice. The attack is full on the palate with blackberries, cherries, cocoa, and cinnamon. The ripe mid palate ties together a long finish of cherries, caramel, spice, cassis and coffee.

Region: USA » California » Napa County » Oakville

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Winery: Ghost Block
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

Winemaker Rob Lawson notes that 2009 was a cool and steady growing year with good to moderate crop sizes. Extended hang time and even ripening conditions provided excellent quality flavors and tannins. The result was harvesting classic cabernet for Ghost Block from our Rock Cairn vineyard. Finesse oriented with an elegant balance and structure, supported by bright aromas of roses, tobacco and spice. The attack is full on the palate with blackberries, cherries, cocoa, and cinnamon. The ripe mid palate ties together a long finish of cherries, caramel, spice, cassis and coffee.

Dietary Information: Organic


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