Monday, March 26, 2012

Ghost Pines Wine Review

Ghost Pines wine is unique in that they are made with the combination of great grapes from a variety of different regions in California.  Most wines you find will have grapes that come from one region.  Ghost Pines winemaker has decided to do something a little unique and use the best grapes from different areas.  You can't specifically say that Ghost Pine wine is from a specific region.  They are all a blend.  I think this creates an excellent wine.  They have done things a bit differently than many wineries to create great wines.

Ghost Pines offers 5 varieties of wine - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Red Blend.  I   received the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Red Blend to sample.  I truly enjoyed trying all the varieties.

2009 Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon - This is a full bodied red wine.  It's great with red meat.  It was very smooth.  This wine is made with grapes from Napa County, Lake County and Sonoma County.  It is said to have hints of blackberries and plum.  The Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent.

2009 Ghost Pines Merlot - This is also a full bodied red wine.  We enjoyed this with an Italian meal and it was excellent with it.  The Merlot is made with grapes from both Sonoma County and Napa County.  I thought the Merlot was very smooth too.  This wine is said to have hints of chocolate and coffee in it.

2009 Winemaker's Red Blend - This is a unique wine and it was a pleasure to taste.  It is made with grapes from Sonoma County, Napa County and the San Joaquin County.  I love that it is a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Syrah, Zin and more.  It has a unique flavor.  I really enjoyed it.  It was smooth and flavorful.  I think this one was my favorite.

2010 Ghost Pine Chardonnay - This is an excellent dry white wine!  It is made with grapes from Monterey County, Napa and Sonoma.  It's a very flavorful white wine.  It's smooth, but I like that it's very crisp and clean tasting.  This is a more complex and bolder tasting white wine than I'm used too, but I actually loved it.  Which variety would you want to try?

I would recommend any of the Ghost Pines wines.  They were all wonderful and I am so glad I got to taste them.  I am not a wine expert, but I truly do enjoy a great glass of wine.  Ghost Pines wines are unique and I love that they have taken the best from different regions to make amazing wines that are great!  They have been able to create amazing flavors by using wonderful combinations of grapes from many regions.  Most wines come from just one specific region.  You can learn more about Ghost Pines wines from their website.   You can also find out where to locate their wines in your area or you can purchase them online.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.    

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