Ghost Pines 2011 Merlot, $16.99-$22.99, 89 points, shows black at the core trending beet-red toward the broadly clear rim at the glass wall.
Lots of subtle smells of beet, loam, and clove, that as a whole are substantial.
Nearly full bodied with fair acidity, moderate tannin which kicks-in more toward the late palate.
Floral flavors, not over-done, complement a rich black fruit bounty with just a hint licorice.
Finishes on a lush trailing palate with some spice and the 14.2% alcohol.
My choice for a ghostly Halloween motif red table wine.
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