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Wild Horse Winery Pinot Noir Central C 2008

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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. Food Pairing: Pair this hand crafted wine with rotisserie pork loin or cedar plank salmon.

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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 Wild Horse Winery Pinot Noir Central C

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/21/2008

Warm and ripe with a juicy, roast meaty edge and smoky, little caramelized wood tones Gains freshness in the glass with distinct floral top notes and intense warm black raspberry and ollalieberry notes that gain an exotic persimmon tone. Low acid, rich and soft, dense with a very ripe feel but fresh flavors. A bit of wood tannin is a touch out of balance and a bit too assertive. Very nice minor liquory wild red berry/cranberry flavors, then finishes with a strong herbal/rhubarb vein. Lovely baking spice notes and a touch of watermelon on the finale. A curious wine with a big feel, yet gentle and offering surprisingly fresh flavors. Delicious in a very fruity way. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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: kaceejackson
    13234558
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2011 08/13/2013

    Three glasses


    Snooth User: vin0vin0
    3578086,647
    2.50 5
    Vintage: 2010 01/14/2013

    Nice Pinot Noir, medium bodied, red cherries, medium acidity, not too complex. Decent Pinot for the price.


    Snooth User: juliemass124
    8320547
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2009 05/01/2011

    Fantastic pinot noir!!


    Snooth User: jmtvino87120
    9779638
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2009 11/21/2011

    Five glasses


    Snooth User: Creole Williams
    79285780
    3.50 5
    05/25/2011

    This is a nice PN, especially for the central coast. It is true to the grape in that it seems to express terroir nicely. Also faithful to the pinot tradition, I get a barnyard note on the nose. I'd agree with GDP's wood tannin comment, though I don't feel it is unwelcome. Overall an earthy wine with plenty of balance to serve as a nice dinner wine when you don't want to drop the big bucks.


    Snooth User: Laurakjohnston
    104995822
    4.00 5
    04/28/2012

    Good value PN, suits my taste. I enjoyed the savory, earthy flavors and balance, not too acidic as some PN is for me.


    Snooth User: reallyme
    118524818
    4.50 5
    03/19/2013

    Four and a half glasses


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    External Reviews for Wild Horse Winery Pinot Noir Central C

    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 02/06/2012

    Our 2010 Pinot Noir has juicy cherry, pomegranate, and cranberry aromas, spicy red fruit flavors, a velvety mouth feel and a long, clean finish. texture and subtle toast notes. E cherry glaze, or grilled skirt steak.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/25/2011

    Sonoma County's cool microclimates and maritime influences create elegant, silky and perfectly balanced Pinot Noir. Enjoy ripe black cherry, plum, vanilla and spice flavors.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 12/17/2010

    Laely Heron studied in Bordeaux and has lived in Spain, France and California. This pinot noir is fermented in stainless steel them is moved to large French oak barrels. It is classically Californian with dark cherries, plum and vanilla bean, but balanced.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 08/02/2011

    Our Central Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit sourced from some of the most highly acclaimed vineyards throughout the entire region. Exceptional fruit, combined with traditional winemaking techniques, helped to create this elegant wine, rich with varietal character. Aromas of black cherry, rosewater and cinnamon are followed by a silky, smooth mouthfeel. Enjoy with salmon, duck and mushroom risotto.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

    Firm and spicy, with complex plum, mineral, cola, spice and tobacco scents that are full-bodied, firm and lingering. Good value for Pinot. Drink now through 2016.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

    Bright, ripe, and wonderfully delicate, with a light spiciness that persists throughout. Red berry and cherry flavors immediately appear, followed by delicious cedar notes. The finish is light and airy with elegant, earthy notes, like a bit of underbrush mixed in with the berries. Among our best bargain-priced Pinot Noirs and a wonderfully fresh choice for any holiday meal.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

    Fruity and a bit one-dimensional, but offers very pretty, polished Pinot Noir character. Feels rich and silky in the mouth, with flavors of raspberries, cherries, cola and spices. Ready now.


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