Wild Horse Pinot Noir Cheval Sauvage 2008

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About This Wine: The 2008 Cheval Sauvage has more concentrated, richer flavors than some previous vintages. Its profile is classic Pinot Noir, with bright pomegranate and cranberry aromas, deep red and black fruit flavors, a sumptuous mouthfeel and pronounced minerality on the finish. Enjoy it with bacon wrapped pork tenderloin or steak with a morel mushroom sauce.<br/><br/> About The Winery: At Wild Horse Winery Vineyards, the free-spirited attitude, driving curiosity and passion for fine winemaking are what make us unique. Located south of Paso Robles, in Templeton, California, Wild Horse Winery Vineyards creates compelling wines from 16 diverse appellations and more than 50 vineyards from the Central Coast. "Live Naturally, Enjoy Wildly" reflects the attitude and personalities of the people who have been creating these wines for over 25 years.<br/><br/> About The Winemaking Team: Clay Brock, Director of Winemaking, joined Wild Horse Winery Vineyards in 2008, after spending seven years as the Vice President of Winemaking at Zaca Mesa. His tenure in the industry includes winemaking positions at Edna Valley Vineyards and Byron Vineyards in Santa Maria after graduation from Cal Poly.<br/><br/> Chrissy Wittmann, Winemaker, joined Wild Horse Winery Vineyards in 2007 after ten years of winemaking experience at Scheid Vineyards, Courtside Cellars and Meridian. She earned her degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Agriculture from Cal Poly.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Vintage:</strong> 2008<br/><br/> <strong>Wine Type:</strong> Red Wine<br/><br/> <strong>Varietal:</strong> Pinot Noir<br/><br/> <strong>Appellation:</strong> Santa Maria Valley<br/><br/> <strong>pH:</strong> 3.49<br/><br/> <strong>TA:</strong> 5.72 g/L<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 14.5%<br/><br/>

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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
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About This Wine: The 2008 Cheval Sauvage has more concentrated, richer flavors than some previous vintages. Its profile is classic Pinot Noir, with bright pomegranate and cranberry aromas, deep red and black fruit flavors, a sumptuous mouthfeel and pronounced minerality on the finish. Enjoy it with bacon wrapped pork tenderloin or steak with a morel mushroom sauce.<br/><br/> About The Winery: At Wild Horse Winery Vineyards, the free-spirited attitude, driving curiosity and passion for fine winemaking are what make us unique. Located south of Paso Robles, in Templeton, California, Wild Horse Winery Vineyards creates compelling wines from 16 diverse appellations and more than 50 vineyards from the Central Coast. "Live Naturally, Enjoy Wildly" reflects the attitude and personalities of the people who have been creating these wines for over 25 years.<br/><br/> About The Winemaking Team: Clay Brock, Director of Winemaking, joined Wild Horse Winery Vineyards in 2008, after spending seven years as the Vice President of Winemaking at Zaca Mesa. His tenure in the industry includes winemaking positions at Edna Valley Vineyards and Byron Vineyards in Santa Maria after graduation from Cal Poly.<br/><br/> Chrissy Wittmann, Winemaker, joined Wild Horse Winery Vineyards in 2007 after ten years of winemaking experience at Scheid Vineyards, Courtside Cellars and Meridian. She earned her degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Agriculture from Cal Poly.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Vintage:</strong> 2008<br/><br/> <strong>Wine Type:</strong> Red Wine<br/><br/> <strong>Varietal:</strong> Pinot Noir<br/><br/> <strong>Appellation:</strong> Santa Maria Valley<br/><br/> <strong>pH:</strong> 3.49<br/><br/> <strong>TA:</strong> 5.72 g/L<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 14.5%<br/><br/>

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