Ghostblock and Markham Vineyards

2015 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 2
Vintage

2015

Ghostblock and Markham Vineyards

Red Wine
Napa Valley

20 cases produced

Highlights

  • A collaboration honoring our powerful, terroir-driven wines made exclusively on two historic estates
  • A true noble red wine blend crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec
  • A 112-year-old heritage joins the Hoxsey and Del Bondio families as Napa Valley pioneers
  • Grapes sourced 100% from Napa Green Certified Land or California Certified Organic Farms

Andrew Hoxsey and Bryan Del Bondio have done it again! Ghost Block Estate and Markham's Yountville Estate sit across from each other on the southern end of the Rutherford bench. These good friends are sharing what is now their 9th Premier Napa Valley collaboration! Their winemaking teams work their magic with each of the five Bordeaux varieties to highlight the beauty of the 2015 vintage.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls

Winemaker, Markham

Winemaker, Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls

An integral part of the Markham Vineyards winemaking team since 1993. Kimberlee Nicholls was promoted from associate winemaker to winemaker in the fall of 2001.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. in Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (John Gibson / Francoise Peschon)

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Food, family and fun! Food and wine have a harmony that is best expressed at the table. We enjoy making wines here at Markham Vineyards that we can pair with food. Having fun and sharing with our family of friends makes us love what we do.

Kristi Koford

Winemaker, Markham

Winemaker, Kristi Koford

Born in Berkeley and raised primarily outside the U.S. as her father traveled the world studying wild animal behavior, Kristi Koford's intention when studying biology at UC Santa Cruz was to follow in her father's footsteps. Instead, she found herself attempting to grow wild mushrooms on a farm in Lodi. When not mushrooming, she worked in the vineyard, pruning, picking, driving farm machinery and making wine. This led to her first real job in the wine industry as a microbiologist for Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville. Under the tutelage of Zelma Long and the "University of Mondavi," she became Senior Enologist, directing the work in the cellar and laboratory. After 10 years, she took four years off and, with her husband, built a handmade timber frame house in the Oakville hills. She returned to wine work as Assistant Winemaker when St. Supery Winery opened in 1988 then as Winemaker at Alderbrook Winery in 1997. She joined the staff of Napa Wine Company in 2001 as Production Winemaker and assisted Rob Lawson in making the Ghost Block wines until 2016 when she became the Ghost Block winemaker.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Santa Cruz (biology), "University of Mondavi"

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I am using my early multicultural experiences and behavioral studies in ways I never envisioned. Life, like wine, proceeds in mysterious ways. Making Ghost Block wines is the culmination of a lifelong dream, working with some of the best grapes in one of the best wine growing regions in the world.

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Sioux Falls  SD  57107
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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Ghostblock and Markham Vineyards 2015 Red Wine Napa Valley 21
Krupp Brothers 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Brothers' Choice 21
Miner Family Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 21
Baldacci Family Vineyards 2015 Gewürztraminer Los Carneros Frederich-- First Born 20
Ca' Momi 2014 Pinot Noir Los Carneros 20
Croze 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 20
Jarvis 2014 Petit Verdot Napa Valley PVNV 20
Quixote Winery 2014 Petite Sirah Stags Leap District 20
Spring Mountain Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Fogline 20
Croze 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 19
Spring Mountain Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Old Vine 19
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