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Wine of the Week: Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon February 17, 2011

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“In 1964, Louis P. Martini, son of Napa Pioneer Louis M. Martini, purchased 178 acres of land in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley, which they developed into a vineyard.  The family named this vineyard Ghost Pines as a tribute to the native grey pines which at dusk appear to hover, ghostlike, throughout the coastal valleys.  Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon draws from multiple winegrowing counties to create wines as unique as the Ghost Pine itself.  Ghost Pines is defined by the philosophy that quality should not be constrained by geographic or political boundaries.  Our winemakers have the freedom to source from the finest appellations to achieve Ghost Pines’ signature consistent quality and flavor profile.”  Excerpt from ghostpines.com

Click Here For a Video Interview With Winemaker Michael Eddy

“In the December 2008 edition of The Wine Advocate (issue #180) the world renowned wine critic Robert Parker made  a direct reference to the Ghost Pines Winery with the following quote, “The Ghost Pines offerings merit serious attention from bargain hunting consumers.”  In a separate publication, the winemaker of Ghost Pines, Michael Eddy, further elaborates on the specific style found within the Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon.  “Our Cabernet Sauvignon displays flavors of dark fruit jams, bordering on a syrupy character.  Aromas of sweet nuts, sweet aromatics and black pepper complement the dark fruit aromas and flavors of this curvaceous wine.  The palate is dense and chewy without being overly astringent.

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Wining and Dining with Jim White February 17, 2011

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There is nothing like a Dame!

Susan Auler, Fall Creek Winery

Rodgers and Hammerstein said it in song, and the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier says it with great food and wine!  Their 22nd “Raiser Grazer” is coming up Sunday March 6th from 5 until 8 p.m., at Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas, 2711 North Haskell.

This year’s Grazer, “Dames in the City”, is a Who’s Who of women who have redefined a new era in wine and culinary arts. The evening will feature luminaries of the wine industry and 20 well-known women chefs and culinary professionals offering samplings of food. In addition to the cork pull, a silent auction of culinary classes, private dinners, fine wines and more will be held. Guests will also enjoy specialty cocktail bars and ‘street performers’ at the event.  The group has raised more than $1 million for deserving women. Funds raised will benefit the Dallas Chapter’s established scholarship programs and endowments at five colleges and universities in Texas for women in the food, wine and hospitality industries.  Tickets to the Les Dames Raiser Grazer are available online for $50 prior to the event, and $60 at the door. The website address is www.LDEDallas.org.

And speaking of “Who’s Who”.  Read on to see all the great participants.  Thanks, ladies!

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