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Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Blend Napa County Sonoma County Lake County 2011

Member Review by veeownyeah:

Subtle, standard cab sav, unfortunately not memorable. Medium body red has distinct light rededge in glass, light berry aroma possibly strawberries beneath the raisins.. nice finish, but nothing remarkable 18 US$.

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Louis M. Martini Winery:
We believe that Cabernet Sauvignon is the most noble of grapes. We believe that great winemaking begins with great vineyards, and we want the land to speak through our wines. Our wines express the best characteristics of Cabernet, the personality of the special places where our grapes are grown, and the vision and skill of the winemaker in blending balanced, engaging, and memorable wines.

Member Reviews for Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Blend Napa County Sonoma County Lake County

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Snooth User: veeownyeah
115951169
3.50 5
01/02/2011

Subtle, standard cab sav, unfortunately not memorable. Medium body red has distinct light rededge in glass, light berry aroma possibly strawberries beneath the raisins.. nice finish, but nothing remarkable 18 US$.


Snooth User: raindance
2001541,143
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/03/2014

I had a glass with dinner a couple of days after it had been opened. We served this at my daughter's wedding in Feb. 2013. I had not a drop until today, August 19. It was lovely, and I am giving myself and my wife a personal high five for picking it to share with friends on one of our top ten personal memory days in our lives. Last bottle was consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, on Anne and Andy's first wedding anniversary. Good-bye old friend.


Snooth User: worldsmith
9332691,061
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/23/2013

Incredible blend of California counties. Deep, dark, yet still subtly nuanced. Lots of rich black fruit and Asian spice. Powerful tannins make the dominant portion of Napa Cab impossible to miss.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,393
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/31/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Hana Choi
803609935
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Nice berry nose, full of dark fruits and a touch of spice and oak on the palate. Good balance and smooth, great value! Excellent accompaniment to some Camembert crackers. ;)


Snooth User: hhotdog
78705465
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/12/2011

maybe a good now and thener...missing a bit in complexity? plenty of fruit and oak short on finish. still, not a bad wine just missing something?


Snooth User: amesoeur
837757122
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/27/2011

not sure of year


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External Reviews for Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Blend Napa County Sonoma County Lake County

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/16/2013

Aromas and flavors of dark fruit jam and sweet nuts that liken the taste of this wine to oatmeal cookies straight out of the oven. - WineryVarietal Content: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, MerlotVarietal Origin:49% Lake County30% Sonoma County21% Napa CountyTitratable Acidity: 0.58g/100mlpH: 3.8Alcohol Level: 13.8%Residual Sugar: .34g/100ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

2009 marks the first vintage for the inclusion of Lake County sourcing in our Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Lake County contributed incredible ripe fruit and a generous mouthfeel and viscosity to the overall blend. Sonoma County vineyards supplied jammy dark fruits, and Napa County vineyards were instrumental in establishing the foundation for structure and density to support Sonoma Countys fruit forward characteristics. The result is our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, which displays aromas and flavors of plums and blackberries, with layered notes of mocha, toasted pound cake and roasted nuts. This wine has superb complexity and an aging potential up to 3 years. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 08/16/2013

2009 marks the first vintage for the inclusion of Lake County sourcing in our Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Lake County contributed incredible ripe fruit and a generous mouthfeel and viscosity to the overall blend. Sonoma County vineyards supplied jammy dark fruits, and Napa County vineyards were instrumental in establishing the foundation for structure and density to support Sonoma Countys fruit forward characteristics. The result is our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, which displays aromas and flavors of plums and blackberries, with layered notes of mocha, toasted pound cake and roasted nuts. This wine has superb complexity and an aging potential up to 3 years. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 01/06/2011

Winemakers Notes:The young winemakers for Ghost Pines didnt start the trend of multi-AVA labeling, but they sure got it right. These hotshot winemakers believe that blending is the highest expression of the winemakers art. Going outside the lines of the single-AVA system gets the best grapes from the best places into the bottle. This Cab has power from Sonoma, elegance from Napa: aromas of dark fruit jam and sweet nuts. A great style. Try it with your next steak or with pasta in a hearty red sauce.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

Winemakers Notes:The young winemakers for Ghost Pines didn’t start the trend of multi-AVA labeling, but they sure got it right. These hotshot winemakers believe that blending is the highest expressio


External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/18/2010

Louis M. Martini winery blends Cabernet Sauvignon from both Napa and Sonoma vineyards to create Ghost Pines. Dark berry fruit blends in with toasted vanilla flavors and firm tannins.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 07/20/2010

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 valleys. Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon draws from multiple wine growing counties to create a wine as unique as the Ghost Pine itself.


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