Silver Ghost is a full-bodied and richly expressive Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards. Dark in color with a vibrant nose of blueberries, violets and crème de cassis the palate reveals lush red and blue fruits, mocha and dark spice. Aromas and flavors of dried flowers with currants, blackberries and violets. It’s full-bodied with soft, refined tannins and a savory finish. Pretty length too.The luxurious texture and depth continue through the long finish.
93 Points James Suckling
About The Winery
Silver Ghost founder Weston Eidson’s great-grandfather, John Montagu, was an automobile pioneer at the turn of the last century. Being a British Lord and in Parliament, he was instrumental in much of the early automotive legislation and even gave the future Edward VII his first car ride (as seen in this photo). He was friends with Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, and his assistant served as the model for the Rolls-Royce hood ornament, the Spirit of Ecstasy, which we still see on Rolls-Royce cars today. Silver Ghost derives its name from John Montagu’s favorite car, the 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. And like its name, the wine itself is filled with layers of richness, culture and authenticity.
For as long as he can remember, Weston Eidson has possessed an entrepreneurial spirit and an appreciation for fine wine’s ability to enhance any celebration or family get-together. While attending graduate school in the UK, he traveled the globe visiting wine regions from Chile and South Africa to Bordeaux, Alsace and the Veneto. Weston’s journey eventually took him to the Napa Valley where he met Jason Moore of Modus Operandi. Under Moore’s guidance, Weston worked the 2012 harvest and quickly garnered invaluable winemaking skills. Weston has since learned from mentor Russell Bevan and developed a conviction for making wine that is richly layered, complex and balanced. With the proper experience and a dedication to making wine with minimal intervention, Weston’s vision of Silver Ghost came to fruition.
The grapes come from a vineyard adjacent to Schrader and Alpha Omega.
Weston’s travels eventually took him to Napa Valley where he met Jason Moore of Modus Operandi Cellars. Under Moore’s guidance, Weston worked the 2012 harvest and quickly garnered invaluable winemaking skills. Weston has since learned from mentor Russell Bevan and developed a conviction for making rich wine with minimal intervention – allowing the fruit to express its full potential while crafting wine that naturally reflects its distinct terroir.
Silver Ghost is a complex Cabernet Sauvignon made from some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. The perfect combination of lush valley-floor fruit with the structure of high- elevation grapes gives balance to the wine. One-third is sourced from an historic east
Rutherford vineyard. The other two-thirds are from a hillside site in Calistoga and a celebrated west Yountville vineyard. The presence of clone 7 gives the wine a classic and elegant character, while clone 337 lends a lush texture with luxurious fruit and fine-grained tannins. The wine is then aged 22 months in French Oak. Luxury balanced with accessibility – this is the beauty of the Silver Ghost Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels Alc: 14.8%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 92% Merlot: 4% Petit Verdot: 4%