Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 California Napa Valley Red Wine 750mL

$35.99

reviewsfor 2018 vintage
93 rating James Suckling: “Aromas and flavors of dried flowers with currants,
blackberries and violets. It’s full-bodied with soft, refined
tannins and a savory finish. Pretty length too.”
– James Suckling

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Description

Silver Ghost founder Weston Eidson’s great-grandfather, John Montagu, was an automobile pioneer at the turn of the 20th century. Being a British Lord and in Parliament, he was instrumental in much of the early automotive legislation and even had the privilege of giving the future King Edward VII his first car ride. As a close friend of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, Montagu’s secretary served as the model for the Rolls-Royce hood ornament, the “Spirit of Ecstasy,” which we still see on Rolls-Royce cars today. The Silver Ghost name comes from John Montagu’s favorite car, the 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.

Silver Ghost is a complex Napa Valley Cabernet with all of the stuffing for age but no inherent requirement for it. The fruit comes from three of the finest vineyards in Napa, combining lush valley-floor fruit with high-elevation grapes on well-draining soils that lend structure to the wine. One third comes from a heritage Rutherford vineyard on the valley floor with gravel alluvial soils that neighbors the famous Schrader and Alpha Omega vineyards. Another third comes from a mountain site in Calistoga at 350 feet in elevation on volcanic and rocky loam. And the last third come from a classic west Yountville vineyard on the valley floor with gravelly silt loam and stony soil. All the grapes are sustainably farmed and the average age of vines is 20 years.

reviews for 2018 vintage
93 rating James Suckling: “Aromas and flavors of dried flowers with currants,
blackberries and violets. It’s full-bodied with soft, refined
tannins and a savory finish. Pretty length too.”
– James Suckling

92 rating – The Tasting Panel Magazine “Deep garnet, rich plum nose, smooth and graceful, lush and
toasty with ripe plum fruit; balanced, long and elegant.”

92 – New York International Wine Competition
“The 2018 Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon paints a beautiful
picture of the quintessential Napa Valley Red Wine. This wine
is solid with aromas and flavors of black fruit, dust, licorice,
earth, and oak. Pair it with a juicy, grilled ribeye.”
– Wilfred Wong

90 Wine Enthusiast
“Deeply concentrated in tangy black cherry and berry, this
wine is perfumed and approachable, ready to enjoy and
priced fairly for its fine quality. Clove, tobacco and vanilla oak
round out the lengthy finish”

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in