Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon

If you haven't tried a great Cabernet Sauvignon because you think you can't find one that's inexpensive, you need to try this one! Don and I were strolling through Eat-Zi's one evening and picked up this bottle of wine to bring home with our dinner (we were also purchasing). Neither of us had tasted this wine or heard of it before. The back of the label was enough information for us to make the purchase.

In 1964 Louis P. Martini, son of Napa pioneer Louis M. Martini, purchased 178 acres of land in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley. The Martini family developed this land into a vineyard which they named Ghost Pines as a tribute to the native grey pines which at dusk appear to hover, solitary and ghostlike throughout the coastal valley.

Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon draw from multiple wine growing counties to create a wine as unique as the Ghost Pine itself. Layers of blackberry and dark cherry complement rich roasted vanilla, Asian spice and a nutty smoke character all surrounded by firm, integrated tannins.

After checking around for pricing of this wine, seems like you can pick up a bottle of it for $20 or less in some places. I saw it on sale for $15 on the Wine Buyer's website.


 Crafted with grapes from two appelations create a bold and intense flavor-65% Sonoma County and 35% Napa County grapes.

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Sirah, and 2% Cabernet Franc