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2011 Ghost Winery Syrah

Winemaker Notes

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We're releasing this highly collectible wine on Halloween.
Pre-release now available! Order now to ensure your allocation before this wine becomes available to the general public. This wine will sell out!

It's that time of year again when we conjure up the ghosts of spirits past with our one-of-a-kind Ghost Winery bottling. Each year, we create a unique varietal to celebrate our century old "ghost winery." Built in 1885 and carefully renovated by Flora and Jerry Komes in 1977, we suspect this historic stone cellar may have more than a few ghosts lingering within its storied walls\u2014funny how no one wants to work here late at night!

Sourced from a small vineyard at the base of Atlas Peak, this otherworldly, limited-production vintage is sure to send a thrill down your spine. Haunting aromatics of black cherry, rhubarb and black licorice are followed by a luscious flavor profile reminiscent of fresh blackberries, boysenberries and sweet vanillan extract. This is a big wine, but with soft tannins that are remarkably approachable.

Label Design
As with other wines in our Ghost Winery series, our 2011 Syrah features a label designed exclusively for this vintage by Virginia-based artist Wes Freed, best known for his Drive By Truckers CD cover art.

And in keeping with our All Hallows' Eve theme, each bottle is topped with either a black or orange wax-dipped capsule (capsule color randomly selected).

Purchase a case (12 bottles) of the 2011 Ghost Winery Syrah and receive a complimentary limited-edition collectible label poster signed by the artist (a $20 value, while supplies last).

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Syrah
Cases Produced:575
Aging:11 months in French oak barrels (1/3 new, 2/3 one year old)
Suggested Retail Price:$50
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2015 for optimum enjoyment.

Our 2011 Ghost Winery Syrah is only available from the winery with Wine Club members, past purchasers and mailing list members given the first opportunity to purchase. But remember, last year's vintage sold out quickly so don't wait to order!

Did you know? Our 2008 Ghost Winery was named a "2010 Top Halloween Celebration Wine" on the NBC Today Show by Ray Isle of Food and Wine Magazine.

View Winemaker Paul Steinauer's video tasting notes: