Silver Ghost 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintner Weston Eidson's great-grandfather was British Lord and Parliament member, John Montagu. A car enthusiast, he was also instrumental in much of the early automotive legislation and was friends with Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. His secretary was a model for the Rolls-Royce hood ornament, the Spirit of Ecstasy, which we still see on Rolls-Royce cars today. He also helped launch the 1909 Silver Ghost Rolls Royce, his favorite car. Flash forward to today, and Weston has created a wine in honor of his great grandfather, and thus we have this striking Cabernet.
Sourced from well-known heritage vineyard sites in Rutherford, Saint Helena, and Yountville, (trust me, you know these celebrated vineyards) the 2015 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, & 5% Malbec. The wine is well integrated with expressive dark fruit aromas of black cherry, blueberry, and cassis along with notes of tobacco and coffee. The palate is opulent yet balanced with phenomenal purity of fruit, fine integrated tannins, and a perfectly balanced, long, lovely finish. It is difficult to find Napa Valley Cabernet that offer both pedigree and value. Weston has accomplished this rare feat with the remarkable Silver Ghost Napa Cabernet.