Ghost Block

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2614 ratings
9.159 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Time to get my #FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates, light alcohol and spices.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cedar, vanilla, coffee, toast, peppercorn, light alcohol, dark chocolates and pencil lead.

Long finish with round tannins, tangy cranberries and red chili pepper.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

A very nice sipping wine, and good with food too.

Ripe, but not overwhelming with fruit. Gentle and restraint.

Very enjoyable by itself, with a tangy and spicy finish, which is interesting.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Wine Spectator 93 points.

Drinking nicely already, but still young. I would love to revisit this in 3 years.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and olives.

A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels (60% New).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.

Time to get my #FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates, light alcohol and spices.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cedar, vanilla, coffee, toast, peppercorn, light alcohol, dark chocolates and pencil lead.

Long finish with round tannins, tangy cranberries and red chili pepper.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

A very nice sipping wine, and good with food too.

Ripe, but not overwhelming with fruit. Gentle and restraint.

Very enjoyable by itself, with a tangy and spicy finish, which is interesting.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Wine Spectator 93 points.

Drinking nicely already, but still young. I would love to revisit this in 3 years.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and olives.

A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels (60% New).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.

Feb 28th, 2020
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
Thomas Brenner

Drink, drank, drunk. Check, check, check!

Drink, drank, drunk. Check, check, check!

Apr 18th, 2018
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.4

What a score. We just received an allocation from Ghost Block of 2006 Oakville Cab, and we're offering it at its original 2006 release price of $65! Drinking it right now for the first time, and I'm in love. Parker says this 12 year old Cab may last til 2028, but it's certainly singing right now

What a score. We just received an allocation from Ghost Block of 2006 Oakville Cab, and we're offering it at its original 2006 release price of $65! Drinking it right now for the first time, and I'm in love. Parker says this 12 year old Cab may last til 2028, but it's certainly singing right now

5 people found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Fading

Fading

3 people found it helpfulOct 16th, 2016
Eric Bostrom

Too fruity. Slightly jammy

Too fruity. Slightly jammy

3 people found it helpfulJan 10th, 2014
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
David Britz

Wow. Just wow

Wow. Just wow

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2014
Tiffany Mills

Tiffany had this 6 years ago

Tiffany had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2013