Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ghost Pines 2009 Red Wine and Halloween. Already!

Ghost Pines 2009 California Red Wine, $12.60-$18.00 (bought at Hannaford's super market in Londonderry), 88 points, is deep, but crystal clear ruby red, with a transparent rim.
The aroma is a great blend of coffee, cooking spice, and sweet red cherry.
Good acidity and fair tannin carry well the medium-plus body's sweet red cherry, licorice, and blackberry, but maybe just a bit too jammy for me.
The fair finish is the overall palate flavors with some spice.
Having such quality in this wine, and at a remarkable price, makes this a good choice as a red table wine, and a great choice if you're having guests over for Halloween. 
Paired well with mash potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, and a porter house steak.
Varietals are: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Petite Sirah, 22% Zinfandel, 10% Merlot, 6% Syrah, with 14.5% alcohol.


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  1. Dennis,

    I'm always interested to see the blends that winemakers put together with their leftover juice. Sometimes it works very well, and other times it's not so pretty.


    1. Nick, is that what Louis M. Martini had in mind? Anyway, the two I've tried are okay!