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Icon Estates Wild Horse 06 Pinot 2006

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Many people are surprised to find that this microclimate is created by the influence of the distant Atlantic Ocean. Less well known than Burgundy and Champagne, it is similarly characterized as being a perfect climate for cool-weather varietals such as Pinot Noir. Delicate spice, exotic aromas with strawberries, sandalwood and vanilla, this is a remarkably elegant and complex Pinot Noir that represents the perfect balance of structure, fruit and oak so that the personality of the wine shines through naturally.

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Wild Horse Winery:
Wild Horse Winery was founded in 1983 by Ken Volk, and named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. The mustangs represent the ideal symbol for the Wild Horse Winery's commitment to spirited winemaking. We create compelling wines from 16 diverse appellations and more than 40 vineyards from throughout the Central Coast region. The free-spirited attitude a... Read more
Wild Horse Winery was founded in 1983 by Ken Volk, and named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. The mustangs represent the ideal symbol for the Wild Horse Winery's commitment to spirited winemaking. We create compelling wines from 16 diverse appellations and more than 40 vineyards from throughout the Central Coast region. The free-spirited attitude and sustainable-focused vineyard and winery practices are what makes our winery so unique. "Live Naturally, Enjoy Wildly" reflects the attitude and personalities found in all Wild Horse employees, from the vineyards to the tasting room who have been creating these wines for over 25 years. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Icon Estates Wild Horse 06 Pinot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
02/23/2009

The youthful nose is estery and oaky with spice, smoke and licorice tones yet in the mouth this is easy but balanced in a big, acid driven style. It's a fleshy wine with nice flavors that feature a touch of sweet herb and vanilla framing big, sweet fruit. It's a fruit bomb and while not my style is a very appealing and popular style and this should be a big hit with many people. drink 2009-2012 88pts

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    Snooth User: show
    130028208
    2.50 5
    02/10/2009

    Very fruity and straight forward Pino.


    Snooth User: gentleolas
    7922264
    3.50 5
    07/14/2008

    Crisp and dry Pinot Noir, with a muted black cherry and plum fruit.


    Snooth User: Pocobitdivino
    9429414
    3.00 5
    03/05/2009

    A good wine, not great. Very drinkable. Not as smooth as some other California Pinots I've had. (Byron) Seemed a little too acidic for my taste. Overall OK.


    Snooth User: coreyrv
    10058139
    4.00 5
    12/27/2011

    Smooth treat at the in-laws.


    Snooth User: akmcclure5
    1664184
    3.00 5
    04/16/2009

    Very much a fruit bomb, but still, surprisingly, contains a high level of acid when hitting the palate. Extremely approachable, as the acid dissipates quickly, yet not anything spectacular after that occurs. The nose is overly acidic throughout, finish is short and bitter at first, but mid-palate is delightful, enough to justify buying this bottle. Finish strengthens after some time open. Strawberry, cherry and a hint of tobacco. Good with light fare (lamb, etc.), average on its own. Give it another year+ in the bottle. 86-88 points.


    Snooth User: SWL
    39119209
    1.00 5
    04/18/2008

    One glass


    External Reviews for Icon Estates Wild Horse 06 Pinot

    External Review
    10/15/2009

    Lively and exciting. Ripe red cherry and raspberries are often in the nose. This crisp, textured Pinot is accented by an earthy flavor that runs through the pallet. Soft and supple tannins finish this bright, fruit-driven wine.


    External Review
    01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesOur Pinot Noir bursts with aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and earth, with a rich lingering mouthfeel. A versatile wine, this Pinot Noir complements meals of salmon, lamb, poultry and grilled vegetables. Superb now, best enjoyed after a few years in the cellar.


    External Review
    03/16/2010

    Wild Horse Winery Pinot Noir 2006 and all other wine from Wild Horse Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



    Many people are surprised to find that this microclimate is created by the influence of the distant Atlantic Ocean. Less well known than Burgundy and Champagne, it is similarly characterized as being a perfect climate for cool-weather varietals such as Pinot Noir. Delicate spice, exotic aromas with strawberries, sandalwood and vanilla, this is a remarkably elegant and complex Pinot Noir that represents the perfect balance of structure, fruit and oak so that the personality of the wine shines through naturally.

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