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116 Ratings
Wild Horse Pinot Noir
$9.82 USD
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2013 Vintage) All vineyard lots were hand-harvested and fermented separately in a mix of small, open- and closed-top fermentors. Lots were inoculated with yeast after a three- to four-day cold soak to develop color and flavors. During fermentation, the open top fermentors were punched down two times daily, and the closed-tops were pumped over at the same frequency. Pressing occurred at dryness. Wine was settled in tank for two days prior to going to barrel for aging. The wine was aged for 9 months in 100% French oak, with 25% new cooperage, including François Frères, Dargaud et Jaegle, Remond, Sirugue, Demptos, and Treuil.

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    The 2008 Wild Horse Pinot Noir Central Coast is full of aromas and flavors of fresh strawberries, forest floor, and hints of vanilla from 100% oak aging. Ratings: Wine Enthusiast - August 2010 Rated 87 Points "Light and easy, and made for drinking now. Shows plenty of charm, with dry, crisp flavors of herbs, red currants, tobacco and spices, wrapped into scoury tannins." Awards: San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010 Silver Medal Winner San Diego International Wine Competition 2010 Gold Medal Winner Riverside International Wine Competition 2010 Gold Medal Winner L.A. International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010 Gold Medal Winner Food Pairing: Pair this hand crafted wine with rotisserie pork loin or cedar plank salmon.

    over 5 years
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    very smooth, love this wine - pleasant surprise.

    over 5 years
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    delicious!! marita gave to me! good!!

    over 5 years
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    good hints of cherry. bargain wine.

    about 6 years
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    smooth sweet good legs

    about 5 years
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    our favorite

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jun-06