Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 11/29/2014
Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98584)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 were gently delivered whole-berry to the fermenter, eliminating harsh bitterness while maximizing fresh fruit characters. Upon arrival, the grapes were inoculated with Bordeaux yeast strain, optimal for fermentation of premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermentation completed in an average of 8 days with temperatures not exceeding 880F, producing clean, expressive Cabernet Sauvignon character. To create a more complex mouthfeel, 100% of our Cabernet Sauvignon completed malolactic fermentation, contributing a complex texture to the already deep, layered flavors.

This Cabernet Sauvignon displays dark fruit jams, bordering on a syrupy character. Aromas of sweet nuts, sweet aromatics and black pepper complement the dark fruit aromas and flavors of this curvaceous wine. The palate is dense and chewy without being overly astringent. Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.

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About Ghost Pines:

Like the unharnessed, free-form, ghost-like tree with which it shares a name, Ghost Pines represents the long, rich, winemaking heritage of California's finest appellations. By departing from traditional single appellation grape sourcing, the Ghost Pines winemaker is able to craft consistently superior "Winemaker's Blend" wines which showcase the concentrated yet elegant flavor characters that come from the best growing regions in the state.