Ghost Pines Winemaker's Blend Chardonnay 2010 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
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The 2010 Ghost Pine Chardonnay, sourced from Sonoma, Monterey and Napa Counties and aged in both French and American oak after fermentation, has intense aromas of ripe pear, citrus, butter and subtle oak. It is medium bodied with good fruit intensity, has a good structure and a long and smooth finish. Pair with salty meat dishes, but rather enjoy sipping it by itself; drink now to 2017. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90pts – it is recommended especially because currently it is on Limited Time Offer for $2 off. Tasted March/13.
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Description: Light gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intensity.
Really nice to drink, not too creamy, not too citric, and not too oaky, just right, and being under $20, priced just right. Actually better than just right as I would pick this as a $30-$40 Chard.
Positives: Medium toasted oak, with vanilla, lemon, green & MacIntosh apples, slight apple pie, pear, cashews, pineapple, cantaloupe, sweet corn & limestone. Full body with good acidity and a long length.
Interesting Point: Louis P. Martin is the son of Napa pioneer Louis M. Martin.
Drink now or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with snow crab legs and drawn butter.
Tasted: 11 March 2013
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10 (sale: 10/10), Total: 18.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5
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