Silver Ghost Cabernet 2016 

 October 9, 2019

By  Jess Walker

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Napa Valley, CA


Cost: $35

Jess - 4.5/5

Rating: 90 (Wine Enthusiast)

Travis - NA

While not my normal $25 or less bottle, I was tempted to try this wine while in my local wine shop. Another guest had ordered a taste and was raving about how amazing the Silver Ghost Cabernet. I just could not resist! 

I was not at all disappointed! Silver Ghost Cabernet runs about $35 a bottle, but tastes like a much more expensive wine...

Silver Ghost Cabernet

That makes it perfect for gifting. And it's also is totally worth snatching up a few bottles if you see it one sale!

Winemaker Notes:

"Silver Ghost is a rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from some of the finest vineyards in the Napa Valley. 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." 

~Silver Ghost Wines

Wine Notes:

  • Winery: Montagu Wines
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Varietal/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes:

Deep purple - nearly opaque with full body. Black cherry and vanilla are prominent on the nose. Incredibly smooth and balanced tannins with a slight, pleasant acidity and has a long, lingering finish

I can not say how much I was really impressed with this Silver Ghost Cabernet. The complexity and integration of all the flavors into something so smooth is just special. 

I was also pleasantly surprised to find that we had a bottle in our cellar at home!! I promptly moved it to the "save for something nice" shelves (vs. the "drink whenever you want" shelves).

This wine would pair well with beef, as most cabs do. But also with dishes rich in earthy flavors - mushrooms, roasted veggies, etc. It also would sand up well next to a salty cheese and some olives on a cheese board

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Silver Ghost Cabernet Pin 1

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Jess Walker

I love all things wine: drinking it, learning about how it's made, visiting where it's made, pairing with foods! I'm naturally curious, so back in 2013 during my first trip to Europe when I tasted my first glass of fantastic Rioja, I was hooked and had to start learning all I could on the subject. After a long time of friends asking me for wines to try or activities to add to their vacation itineraries, I decided to start a blog to write it all down. And that is how Wine, Dine, and Roam began!

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