Oakville Ranch

Ghost Block

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Inky in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of black fruits with chocolate notes, cedar, vanilla, tobacco, Indian spices and licorice.

Full-bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, coffee, cola and herbs.

Long spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is another terrific wine from the problematic 2020 vintage in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced, complex and smooth. Elegant with a great mouthfeel.

Rich, extracted and in your face kind of wine. The nose is really gorgeous at this point.

Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 7 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes in the decanter. Good by itself as a sipping wine.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Organic.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$80.
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