Wine of the Week: Dylan’s Ghost 2013, “Angel” Rosé of Cabernet Franc

Vintner Joseph Carr of Joseph Carr Winery recalls walking through a vineyard in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District, with Winemaker Aaron Pott, talking about the landscape of rugged cliffs, home, perhaps, to deep, dark secrets. As they chatted, Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, came into the conversation,

“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 with out intervention, as well as finding the poetry and power of the surrounding terroir,” Carr recalls.

Dylan’s Ghost became the name of what they saw as a new chapter, one that emphasized the winemaker’s philosophy and sought to express the “poetry and power” of the terroir.

There were only 200 cases made of the 2013 vintage of “Angel” Rosé of Cabernet Franc, which we tasted last year at the Martha’s Vineyard  Wine Festival and loved.

With a strawberry nose, it offers bright acidity with citrus notes and nice minerality. Made from 100 percent Cabernet Franc, it has 13.31 ABV. We can’t wait to try the next vintage. Visit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s