WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • ALCOHOL
    13.90%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • FERMENTATION
    barrel fermented and aged sur lie for 7 months in once used barrels. 67% soaked on skins for 12 hours before pressing and cold fermenting in stainless steel then aged sur lie for 7 months
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    33% whole cluster pressed
  • PRODUCTION
    2,088 six-packs

The Ghost Block Vineyard lies adjacent to the Yountville cemetery, and legend has it that the ghost of George Yount, founder of Yountville haunts the cemetery on moon-lit nights… The historic family that owns the vineyard has been farming in Napa Valley since 1903, and has owned the Ghost Block parcel since 1930, yet producing the first vintage of Ghost Block in 2004.  Their 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from the MorgaenLee Vineyard in Yountville summons detailed tropical fruits, rock minerals, shaved coconut and supple cantaloupe.  The flavors are long, lingering, and unlike Yount’s ghost, they’re full of life.  The only thing scarier than the haunted cemetery is running out of this chillingly delicious Sauvignon Blanc.

Ghost Block Sauvignon is aged 10 months Sur Lie, a french term meaning “on the sediment.”  This style of winemaking adds palpable levels of richness and body which meld perfectly with the Island fruits, minerals and firm acidity.

TASTING NOTES 

This bright, tempting, and silky sur lie aged Sauvignon Blanc boasts aromatics of ripe yellow fruits, including peach, apricot, and guava. The wine has lively acidity of white grapefruit and subtle hints of peach, with a beautiful balance between minerality and fruit. This single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc exhibits classic Napa Valley flavors, with a complex long –lasting, refreshing, clean finish.

THE STORY TO KNOW

From the Winery
Since 1903 our family has harvested grapes in Napa Valley supplying some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries with our fruit. In 2006 we launched our own brand; Ghost Block. Our finest fruit has been chosen to make exceptional and collectable Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each of our single vineyard wines are produced from our certified organically grown vineyards.

Ghost Block MorgaenLee Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is made in the French Sur Lie fashion. This allows the wine to have a rich texture while retaining the crisp and mouth-watering qualities that only Sauvignon Blanc can offer.

Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Rock Cairn Vineyard. These 32 or so acres offer us a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with that signature flavor profile that the Oakville AVA is so famous for.

Ghost Block Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a vineyard in a beautiful location of 16 acres in Yountville. Blessed with great sun exposure on a hillside setting, Ghost Block Single Vineyard Cabernet is our flagship wine, very limited and allocated.

Ghost Block Pelissa Vineyard Zinfandel comes from a 60 acre vineyard in the Oakville AVA that contains 9 acres of Zinfandel within.

The “ghosts” honored on the label are pioneer winemakers who rest in
peace in a tiny 150-year-old cemetery near the Rock Cairn Vineyard this wine is from. The family who makes the wine has harvested that vineyard for at least 100
years.