GHOSTRIDER UNGRAFTED RED – 2018

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

The 2018 Ghostrider red blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel. It shows a dark ruby color with an aroma that’s rich in mixed berries and black cherry preserves. Hints of spice including black pepper and bacon carry through on the palate. This decadent red blend finishes with soft tannins, dark fruit and elaborate oak. The 2014 growing season was generous is the length and consistent temperatures. Flavors were strong at harvest and we think 2014 will prove to be a terrific vintage.


WINEMAKER LARRY LEVIN


After completing his Enology degree at UC Davis, Larry spent seventeen years at Dry Creek Vineyards. He has since covered the globe by making wine in New Zealand, Chile, and Australia. He previously was head of winemaking at Franciscan, Mt. Veeder, Robert Mondavi, Estancia, Ravenswood, and Quintessa brands.

WINE SUMMARY

Appellation: Lodi

Aging: 100% French Oak

Release Date: June 2018

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol: 14.1%

pH: 3.56

Acidity: .59

Wine X Magazine, August 2015

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Review of GHOSTRIDER UNGRAFTED RED BLEND

PRICE: $ 13

TASTED: 8/3/15

EVALUATION: 97 points

A dark, ruby color with aromas rich in mixed berries and black cherry. A decadent red blend to be enjoyed with a variety of foods or on its own.

The Wine Advocate Issue 220, August 2015

Robert Parker

Robert M. Parker, Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 23, 1947. An honors graduate of the University of Maryland, with a major in History, and a minor in Art History, he attended the University of Maryland Law School, graduating in 1973. For ten and one half years he was an Attorney, a Senior Attorney, and later an Assistant General Counsel for the Farm Credit Banks of Baltimore. On March 9, 1984 he resigned his position as Assistant General Counsel to devote full attention to wine writing.

His interest in wine began in 1967, when he spent a month abroad during his Christmas vacation, visiting a girlfriend (who is now his wife of 47 years) at the University of Strasbourg in Alsace, France.

By 1975, he began to think about writing about wine and commencing his own “independent, consumer’s guide,” largely because of the paucity of reliable information on wine quality. Friends and family advised that his career in law should be given top priority, and that wine writing was a romantic, unprofitable profession.

Review of GHOSTRIDER UNGRAFTED RED

“Offering up notes of red and blue fruits, fresh acidity, and hints of road tar, earth and spice…consume over the next year.”

GHOSTRIDER UNGRAFTED RED – 2017

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES


The 2017 Ghostrider red blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel. It shows a dark ruby color with an aroma that’s rich in mixed berries and black cherry preserves. Hints of spice including black pepper and bacon carry through on the palate. This decadent red blend finishes with soft tannins, dark fruit and elaborate oak. The 2015 growing season was generous is the length and consistent temperatures. Flavors were strong at harvest and we think 2015 will prove to be a terrific vintage.


WINEMAKER LARRY LEVIN


After completing his Enology degree at UC Davis, Larry spent seventeen years at Dry Creek Vineyard. He has since covered the globe by making wine in New Zealand, Chile, and Australia. He previously was head of winemaking at Franciscan, Mt. Veeder, Robert Mondavi, Estancia, Ravenswood, and Quintessa brands.

WINE SUMMARY

Appellation: Lodi
Aging: 100% French Oak
Release Date: May 2017

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.56
Acidity: .59