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Pilcrow Cabernet Sauvignon Ghost Block Vineyard 2018

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CWA96+

RP

WS

JS

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W&S

JH

Price: $99.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96+ Points | CWA
“A true sensation of a Cabernet with instant ‘cult’ appeal. Shows the richness and concentration you want in a great Napa Cab from this vineyard so famous, but also a structure that lifts it above the soft, mushy wines that are so prevalent. There's real tannin and lively architecture framing the opulent blackberry, black currant, marzipan, pencil lead and cedar flavors, and the finish is dry and seemingly endless. Every sip offers something different as it evolves in the glass with cherry, plum, currant, sage, cocoa powder, blackberry, vanilla, charcoal and toasted marshmallow emerging. A world-class wine that defines elegance, power and complexity. Should age effortlessly for at least a decade. Drink now-2038.” - California Wine Advisors
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Milk Chocolate

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Gamey

High Residual Sugar

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Smoke

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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96+ Points | CWA
“A true sensation of a Cabernet with instant ‘cult’ appeal. Shows the richness and concentration you want in a great Napa Cab from this vineyard so famous, but also a structure that lifts it above the soft, mushy wines that are so prevalent. There's real tannin and lively architecture framing the opulent blackberry, black currant, marzipan, pencil lead and cedar flavors, and the finish is dry and seemingly endless. Every sip offers something different as it evolves in the glass with cherry, plum, currant, sage, cocoa powder, blackberry, vanilla, charcoal and toasted marshmallow emerging. A world-class wine that defines elegance, power and complexity. Should age effortlessly for at least a decade. Drink now-2038.” - California Wine Advisors



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Pilcrow

Vineyard Designate Ghost Block

AVA Yountville

Region Napa Valley