Viticulture Notes Each lot for our Ghost Pines Merlot was fermented under a unique set of conditions designed to get the most out of the fruit. Some lots were cold soaked to amplify the fresh fruit flavors while others were fermented at higher temperatures to add structure and jammy characteristics. We blended a touch of Petite Sirah to highlight notes of spice and blueberry. Taste Profile Our Merlot is a culmination of the best that Napa and Sonoma have to offer. This wine opens with aromas and flavors of plum, dried cherry and blackberry. On the palate, hints of nutmeg, clove, new leather and toasted bread create an expressive, full-bodied wine.