Ghost Block

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.273 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.5

Brilliant example of aging a good bottle of Napa cab - so complex and structure but no burn heat so just big bold beautiful- I could drink this all the time

Brilliant example of aging a good bottle of Napa cab - so complex and structure but no burn heat so just big bold beautiful- I could drink this all the time

Dec 24th, 2019
Mike R
9.2

Decanted 2 hours - first sip works - well works enough - this is mid tier Cabernet and I knew that when I purchased - ratings were good - all I can say is good things but not going to knock your socks off
Deep purplish color and not transparent so check that box
Taste works with balance and structure but not much else - bold yes - Singing to me bold no

Smell is full of bright aromas of roses, tobacco and spice lead to a full palate of blackberries, cherries and cocoa. The mid palate is full and leads to a bright long finish of cherries, caramel, spice, cassis and coffee. Now all that said I can cross the big box off and recommend for the this and price alone

The finish is where I see no flair / no beauty - it works and I drink with enjoyment but nobody here is going to tell you it is awesome - awesome is cabs from vineyards like GIII or LPS or Houyi or Dr Crane but I am enjoying it - and I am smiling - love my Friday night juice!!!

Decanted 2 hours - first sip works - well works enough - this is mid tier Cabernet and I knew that when I purchased - ratings were good - all I can say is good things but not going to knock your socks off
Deep purplish color and not transparent so check that box
Taste works with balance and structure but not much else - bold yes - Singing to me bold no

Smell is full of bright aromas of roses, tobacco and spice lead to a full palate of blackberries, cherries and cocoa. The mid palate is full and leads to a bright long finish of cherries, caramel, spice, cassis and coffee. Now all that said I can cross the big box off and recommend for the this and price alone

The finish is where I see no flair / no beauty - it works and I drink with enjoyment but nobody here is going to tell you it is awesome - awesome is cabs from vineyards like GIII or LPS or Houyi or Dr Crane but I am enjoying it - and I am smiling - love my Friday night juice!!!

1 person found it helpfulJun 9th, 2017
Mike R
9.3

Big smiles - big bold and beautiful - super long finish

Big smiles - big bold and beautiful - super long finish

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2016
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.2

New vintage. Lovely. More concentrated than 12.

New vintage. Lovely. More concentrated than 12.

Apr 15th, 2016
Jody Scharf

Nice cab. It's a buy. Thank you @Mike R your recommendation.

Nice cab. It's a buy. Thank you @Mike R your recommendation.

Jul 7th, 2018
Alex Pettigrew

Delicious! Fruttier than we normally like but still really good!

Delicious! Fruttier than we normally like but still really good!

Oct 30th, 2017
Selene Sooyeon Kim

(Salty) aromatic

(Salty) aromatic

Mar 26th, 2017
Jeff Ball

Berries, tobacco and cedar. A nice bottle.

Berries, tobacco and cedar. A nice bottle.

Mar 12th, 2017
Jeff Shapiro

Black fruits, tobacco, nutmeg, baking spices and excellent depth. Full bodied and dry with great balance and a long earthy finish.

Black fruits, tobacco, nutmeg, baking spices and excellent depth. Full bodied and dry with great balance and a long earthy finish.

Mar 8th, 2017
Emiliano Gallego

Great all around, typical napa cab with a smooth finish.

I would rebuy without a doubt !

Great all around, typical napa cab with a smooth finish.

I would rebuy without a doubt !

Mar 2nd, 2017