Ghost Pines

Winemaker's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81191 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
William Leslie

Although I usually avoid Martini wines, this one was a pleasant surprise. A very good balance of fruit, oak and tannin. Blackberry is the predominant fruit. When the wine opens up the finish has a small amount of cigar smoke , vanilla oak and dark chocolate....And of course a surprise spice finish. Odd to be this strong (for a cab) in Cabernet, but welcomed.

Although I usually avoid Martini wines, this one was a pleasant surprise. A very good balance of fruit, oak and tannin. Blackberry is the predominant fruit. When the wine opens up the finish has a small amount of cigar smoke , vanilla oak and dark chocolate....And of course a surprise spice finish. Odd to be this strong (for a cab) in Cabernet, but welcomed.

17 people found it helpfulAug 26th, 2014
Paul Weil

Smooth and thick bodied, with deep cherry and Mocha flavors and a rich cocoa finish.

Smooth and thick bodied, with deep cherry and Mocha flavors and a rich cocoa finish.

7 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Charles Hale

Very, very smooth. Almost too smooth.

Very, very smooth. Almost too smooth.

6 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2013
Richard Randolph

This is a decent wine, 2012. Full bodied with minimal but present tannins. Favors do not punch but good flavored. Recommend if price point is good.

This is a decent wine, 2012. Full bodied with minimal but present tannins. Favors do not punch but good flavored. Recommend if price point is good.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2015
Taylor Jukes

Lots of blackberry fruit and easily drinkable right away.

Lots of blackberry fruit and easily drinkable right away.

2 people found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
Matt Young

I need to have this again. I thought I'd had it before but now I think I'm wrong and also I wasn't paying enough attention

I need to have this again. I thought I'd had it before but now I think I'm wrong and also I wasn't paying enough attention

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

Medium to deep ruby red. Dark nose with anise, gunpowder, dark berries, and gravel. Light spices and earthiness too. Medium tannins (6/10) and light plus to medium body. Notes of black cherries, spices, woody and some sweet spices. Medium finish. Drink till 2020.

Medium to deep ruby red. Dark nose with anise, gunpowder, dark berries, and gravel. Light spices and earthiness too. Medium tannins (6/10) and light plus to medium body. Notes of black cherries, spices, woody and some sweet spices. Medium finish. Drink till 2020.

Jul 2nd, 2017
Sofia Horvath

Chocolate and candied fruit on the nose. Solid wine. Slightly fruitier than most cabs.

Chocolate and candied fruit on the nose. Solid wine. Slightly fruitier than most cabs.

Sep 19th, 2015
Brendon Mead

Great initial taste, nice dry after taste. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I did not pair this with anything.

Great initial taste, nice dry after taste. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I did not pair this with anything.

Nov 13th, 2017
Fran Barker

Very nice cab

Very nice cab

Sep 25th, 2017