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Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015

Member Review by Stallion:

Very nice. A bit acidic for the first 30 minutes. Smooth and subtle with hints of chocolate and berry expression. It opens well after 60 minutes and the acidity drops off a bit. A solid selction with a good fillet. Cheers!

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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

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Snooth User: Stallion
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/17/2012

Very nice. A bit acidic for the first 30 minutes. Smooth and subtle with hints of chocolate and berry expression. It opens well after 60 minutes and the acidity drops off a bit. A solid selction with a good fillet. Cheers!


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/21/2011

Still a bit young, the nose exhibits strong fruits with elegant surroundings of herbs and spices and a few notes of chocolate. The palate is elegant but tight and acerbic for the first hour, opening to blackberry and cherry in the center at one hour, followed by chocolate and tobacco and a fuller expression of tannic structure at two hours. This wine will benefit from at least a year in the cellar, and may never be as complex as the 2007. But it has interest of its own, and seems to be typical of a shift in 2008 toward style, focus and silky smoothness and away from power, complexity and grip found so often in the California cabs of 2007.



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