20131221-224315.jpgCabernet for barbecue, and more. The nose shows black currant and tobacco leaf. The palate opens with black currants, plums, and vanilla. It adds cherry and spice box on the mid-palate, followed by a clear hit of eucalyptus. Tannins are dusty, acids zingy. Drink with dry rubbed brisket. Recommended. 88 points.

WHO: Ghost Pines
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County, California
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $20

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