Over the weekend, my husband and I did something we haven’t done in a very long time. We put the kids to bed early, cracked open a chilled bottle of 2007 Ghost Pines Chardonnay wine and sat on our porch chatting and holding hands for hours. It was so romantic and relaxing… like a long overdue date.
Ghost Pines wines represents the “rich, winemaking heritage of Napa, Sonoma and Monterey counties.” The Ghost Pines 2007 Chardonnay has pronounced fruit signatures using only premium fruits. I tasted notes of apple, pear with a vanilla finish. Chardonnay is not my first choice for wine but Ghost Pines is the exception because there was no bitterness, allowing the true taste of the fruit shine through. I imagine that Ghost Pines Chardonnay would pair nicely with dinner but we enjoyed it thoroughly with some cheese, crackers and dark chocolate. It was divine…………
Do you enjoy a nice Merlot? If so, may I recommend the 2006 Ghost Pines Merlot with notes of “fresh blackberry and deep red jam”. It is unlike any Merlot that I have ever tasted because despite its deep flavors it tasted slightly nutty with just a hint of sweet at the end. I will be serving this wine without a doubt at my next formal dinner party and at my holiday affairs.
Do you prefer the strong, rich fruit tastes of a Zinfandel? The 2008 Ghost Pines Zinfandel is created with the “rich flavors of strawberry jam and ripe plum with aromas of vanilla bean and mocha. The chewy tannins lead to a long and supple finish.” Though I preferred the Ghost Pines Chardonnay and Merlot, my husband could not get enough of the 2008 Ghost Pines Zinfandel. In fact, he liked it so much that I made a mental note to include this under our Christmas tree as a gift from “Santa.”
I very much appreciate that Ghost Pines wines offer some of the most delicious and full bodied wines that I have tasted and are made in California. I am far from being a wine Sommelier but I do appreciate good wine when I taste it. Ghost Pines wines is excellent wine for a very fair price. If you are hosting a Halloween or holiday event or just need a date night with your spouse on the back porch…..Ghost Pines wine is a perfect fit.
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*I was not financially compensated for this review. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*