Devlin's Ghost

Ghost Block

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019 vintage. Comes on like a hurricane. Subtle spice and rich earth nose. Medium-heavy bod. Explosive and the 40 second finish indicates staying power. Great fruit-acidity/tannins balance. Going places. — 16 days ago

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I was so impressed with this when I had it a few weeks back. Bonkers for the price point. 
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@David L Seriously.

Ghost Block

Pelissa Vineyard Zinfandel 2019

Very jammy and tasty! Big but reserved. Love this- 2019 vintage — 2 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2006

Old School Spanish Blanco

So spectacular b/c it’s many flavors of fruit, herbs and minerality fade in/out with each sniff/sip. Complex & ephemeral
Not everyone likes the oxidative notes and savory elements

DAY1
Served with Vinloq System and immediate fireworks
👃Honey, wax, and herbs like dill etc
👅Citrus, pear, with nuttiness. Flavors are dynamic and varied

Stored in fridge under Vinloq Preservation
Forgot about it actually…

DAY24
Outstanding again
The leading flavors of lemon, honey with that nice nuttiness are there again. So is the prominent waxiness that shrouds those ghost-like flavors
No signs of deterioration as the fruit and intensity of the flavors are still there in spades
Beautiful 💕
— 3 months ago

Tom, Ericsson and 28 others liked this

Gray Ghost Winery

Virginia Chardonnay 2019

Perhaps this should be the Reserve…perhaps this year/vintage, Al should have gone with 50/50 stainless build because this is a malo/oak champion — 15 days ago

Ghost Block

Morgaenlee Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Nice Yountville Single Vineyard SB sipper! Cheers — a month ago

Tom, Paul and 16 others liked this

Pilcrow

Granite Lake Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019 vintage. 165 cases made. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. My fave of the three releases this vintage (Granite Lake, Ghost Block, Hillwalker). — 2 months ago

Ericsson, Ted and 10 others liked this

Robert Keenan Winery

Mernet Reserve Napa Valley Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Had at Vine 32 - very good, a bit fruitier than old ghost but at $40 a glass here we’ll have to see what the bottle cost is — 11 hours ago

Pilcrow

Ghost Block Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019 vintage. 140 cases made. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The valley floor option from the producer this vintage. Not too shabby. — 2 months ago

Ericsson, Ted and 10 others liked this

Ephémère

006 Grand Cru Brut Nature Champagne Blend

The word that comes to mind immediately is purity. One of the most pure, most honest champagnes I’ve tasted. Light yellow gold with effusive perlage. A sultry stream of bubbles and wonderful creaminess. The nose is a bit shy upon opening with a little apple, a little toffee, and a little mint. Soon the wine begins to truly blossom with fresh nectarines and subtle apricot. The brioche aromas are stately and buttered. Exquisite and exciting.

A collaboration between Dremont and Frederic Savart, very limited production with only 2512 bottles. With a dosage of only 2 grams, the acidity is quite high and zippy. Absolutely amazing purity and the terroir is positively shrieking here. A Blanc de Blancs from the Grand Cru villages of Avize and Oger and you can definitely feel that. Medium weight but is rich and feels substantial. This feels a bit like an event. Despite being primarily an entry level or a bit of a step above, this has real weight and substance to it.

The palate showcases whispers of what this could really be down the road. Really nice mouthfeel but a bit volatile at times. Plenty of pretty peaches and salinity. Pure Chardonnay characteristics of chalk and citrus abound here. Medium finish with the faint ghost of spice. This is really enjoyable today but try to hold it for a few years, if you can.
— 4 months ago

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