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Ghost Pines Merlot 2010
Sku: 8500001622
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Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
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Reg. $18.99
Wine Advocate 88 points - Made from 71% northern Sonoma and 29% Napa fruit, the 2010 Merlot offers an underlining minerality/earthy personality intertwined with lots of fleshy black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of chocolate and espresso roast. This rich, medium-bodied Merlot is ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years. (Aug 2012)

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Wine maker notes
Sourcing from both the Sonoma and Napa appellations allows our winemaker to blend a wine which accentuates the best of what each region has to offer. Our 2010 Merlot has the powerful structure of Napa balanced with the luscious mixed berry fruit of Sonoma, all in one bottle. This Merlot brings both of these elements together in full-force along with some marvelous aromas of dried black cherry and humidor with toastiness from our judicious use of French and American Oak. The result is a wine with a dense body from the cooler vintage showing through in the more classically structured tannins. Truly a wine that lives up to our philosophy; excellence has no boundaries.

Technical notes

PHILOSOPHY At the heart of every glass of Ghost Pines is the notion that world-class wines are made from quality grapes grapes that span many appellations. An unconventional view against today’s backdrop of single-appellation wines, the Ghost Pines philosophy is a modern take on visionary winemaker Louis M. Martini’s approach to winemaking. In the 1930s, Martini didn’t think about appellation boundaries. He simply sought the best grapes from the best vineyards to craft his unforgettable wines, long before American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) were established in California. Seventy-five years later, Napa’s historic Louis M. Martini Winery launched Ghost Pines to give Michael Eddy and a talented group of forward-thinking winemakers the freedom to blend the finest grapes across appellations. The result is a collection of sophisticated wines that illustrate the best characteristics of each varietal and region, balancing elegance with structure, intensity with nuance. Echoing the unharnessed, free-form character of its namesake tree, Ghost Pines embodies the progressive spirit of California winemaking: no boundaries, no limits. APPELLATIONS The wines of Ghost Pines draw a veritable map of some of California’s most renowned wine appellations. Vintner Michael Eddy and his team of progressive winemakers search for the best grapes in Napa, Sonoma, Monterey and San Joaquin counties to make a remarkable collection of multi-appellation blends. Each glass of Ghost Pines wine illustrates the diverse topography, soil and climate of California’s most notable winegrowing regions. The art and science of winemaking at Ghost Pines begins in the vineyard. That vineyard spans counties and appellations, meandering across hills and valleys, blooming under sun-drenched skies and rolling fog. Our winemakers vary in climate, soil, elevation and proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Our wines bring to life the unique characteristics of each appellation.

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