ghost-pines-merlot

Cost: $18.95 (Sale price until 8 Nov 2016: $16.95)
Grape: Merlot
Category: Red Wine
Location LCBO General List
Country: United States
Region: 86% Sonoma County, 14% Napa County
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Ghost Pines
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.

One of the better tastes and buys for California red coming from a premium AVA

Description: Dark garnet to purple in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features cedar, mulberry, black cherry, blackberry, mocha, cinnamon, cloves, and violets on the nose. Full body with medium tannin, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: A little heat from the 14.5% alcohol

Interesting Note: Ghost Pines consistently has great value for the quality of wine they produce

Drink now or in 2-3 years on its own or pair it with Scallion and Brie stuffed Burgers on Grilled Focaccia Rosemary Buns.

Tasted: 14 October 2016

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 (Sale price: 9+/10) Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO: 454876

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