Monday, November 10, 2014
Ghost Pines Red Blend 2012 wine review by (PB)
Palate--Supple texture solid structure, bold, full bodied, berry fruit with hints of cocoa, and a finish that leaves your mouth tingling.
This is a Gallo partnered production sourced from grapes of Sonoma, Napa, and San Joaquin Counties. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. I am always leery of such blends as few makers can do them well not ending up tasting like a confused stew of grapes; Beaulieu's "Tapestry" is one such stand out. When I first smelled this taht is exactly what I thought--Confused... But with some air, the wine comes together with the Zinfandel winning out and while I am not crazy about the bouquet, the proof is on the palate and this is a downright, interesting and tasty creation. I will be pairing it with grilled rib-eye and will be perfect.
Thanks to my long time birthday partner, hunting partner (sort of) and 4 wheeler partner for this birthday gift! Raise a glass and BTW it is available at Sam's Clubs though I am not sure of the price.
Posted by PB at 5:46 PM