Dylan's Ghost Winery

Aaron Pott and I walked through a vineyard in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley one day, musing and discussing the surrounding landscape. We both commented on how deep and dark it was; the rugged cliffs seemed to contain a story and a secret. Our conversation turned to literature and we bantered back and forth about the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. We sat down to chat with one of the most prolific growers in Napa Valley and the Stags Leap District. Surrounded by his vineyards, iconic winery and art collection, we convinced him to sell us grapes from the fabled Stags Leap Ranch Vineyard. This new chapter in our lives would be called "Dylan's Ghost", and would emphasize Aaron's philosophy of winemaking without intervention, as well as, finding the poetry and power of the surrounding terroir. Three years went by, and today, we are proud to release our inaugural vintage of Dylan's Ghost.

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Dylans Ghost Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2014
“The palate is expressive of plum, fig, cherry, cola, rhubarb, molasses, and caramel. Rich attack of milk chocolate, raspberry, strawberry and pomegranate. Bright acidity keeps the fruit fresh on the palate and has good length with strawberry, licorice and hazelnuts on the finish.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 29561

Dylan's Ghost 'The Beast' Stags Leap Red Blend 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 95 "With a lot of Petite Sirah from Stags Leap, the 2014 Proprietary Red is a monster of a wine. It exhibits blueberry and violets in a massive, highly extracted, dense and full-bodied style with inky concentration of fruit. This bigger-than-life proprietary red should be cellared

Dylan's Ghost 'The Beast' Stags Leap Red Blend 2013
"Bold, dark, blackberry, cherry, cocoa, coffee, smoked meat, nutmeg, chocolate, full rich attack, massive juicy mid-palate, very soft finish with lovely supple tannins." ~Winery Notes

Dylan's Ghost 'Hell Hollow' Red Blend 2014
"Black cherry, toffee, vanilla, black currant, cocoa, rich attack of coconut, cherry and nutmeg, medium density, with good structure and close knit tannins."

Dylan's Ghost 'Hell Hollow' Red Blend 2011
"Deep, dark in hue, with licorice, coffee, jammy blackberry and fresh herb notes in the perfume. Thick, rich, polished and pure, the wine ends with layers of lush, polished, dark, jammy berries. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc; Oakville, Less then 144 Cases Produced; Vintner Joseph Carr

Dylan's Ghost 'Hell Hollow' Red Blend 2010
"Hell Hollow” 2010 is our Cabernet Sauvignon Meritage blend, sourced from estate vineyards in both the Stags Leap District and Oakville, with less then 486 cases produced. Cabernet Sauvignon; Cabernet Franc; 60%/40%. Black cherry, toffee, vanilla, black currant, cocoa, rich attack of coconut,

Dylan's Ghost Stags Leap Red Blend 2010
“Stags Leap Ranch Vineyard” 2010 is a powerful classic field blend, often referred to as “The Beast” It emphasizes both the power and the depth that can be found within this iconic terroir. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Syrah. 621 cases produced. Bold, dark, blackberry, cherry, cocoa, coffee,

Dylan's Ghost 'Angel' Rose 2013
" 100% Cabernet franc. Our Rosé is made in the saignée method, by "bleeding" juice from our Cabernet Franc tanks prior to fermentation. The juice, pink in color due to its minimal skin contact, is inoculated and fermented to dryness in stainless steel. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal