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2018 Ghost Horse Vineyard Shadow Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8095059 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jeneu 2 $150 $300
seabe2 1 $150 $150
jashi3 2 $150 $300
angtu 8 $150 $1,200
89 $150
Item Sold Amount Date
I8217367 12 $140 May 8, 2022
I8218353 1 $145 May 8, 2022
I8160772 3 $145 Apr 3, 2022
I8151695 12 $145 Mar 27, 2022
I8149674 1 $150 Mar 20, 2022
I8130520 2 $150 Mar 6, 2022
I8125885 12 $145 Feb 27, 2022
I8120720 1 $150 Feb 20, 2022
I8112408 1 $150 Feb 13, 2022
I8106470 9 $150 Feb 6, 2022
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PRODUCER

Ghost Horse Vineyard

Ghost Horse Vineyard is in the Coombsville area of southeastern Napa Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1997 and purchased by Todd Anderson in 2001. Anderson grew up on a farm and his family founded Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena in 1983. But by the late 1990s he also wanted to make luxury wines. The Ghost Horse venture is dedicated to making luxury Cabernet Sauvignons from its two-acre vineyard. About 240 cases of Ghost Horse are produced annually. Anderson is the winemaker. The first vintage of Ghost Horse was 2000. The wines are generally available only through allocation.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.