Ghost Pines Winemaker's Blend Chardonnay 2010, Sonoma/Monterey/Napa Counties

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$19.95 (308122)

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89 pts
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July 07, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A good example of modern California chardonnay with just enough oak for added complexity. Expect lifted aromas of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is sourced from several coastal appellations. It has a very generous sweet and complex nose of buttered cashews,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Notes of butterscotch, fresh churned butter, move theatre popcorn - this highly appealing chardonnay is well-crafted...

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Community Reviews (4)

Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Quite an impressive Chardonnay for under $20. Better run out and stock up while they last. Tasted October 2013.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

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.

Negatives: None

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

Best Buy

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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Tony  G
Tony G

Very nice, buttery Cali Chard, with lots of yellow and green fruit flavours. Loved it.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

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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