Dark Horse Wine

+1 (707) 478-9824 P.O. Box 1878
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Named 2007 Winemaker of the Year by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, winemaker Michael Loykasek has been blazing new trails throughout California for the past two decades. Fresh out of U.C. Davis with a degree in enology in 1983, Mike spent 5 years developing his winemaking style in Paso Robles. From there he headed the winemaking program at Meeker Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley. After leaving Meeker, Mike headed up winemaking at Armida Winery. After many successful years making wine Mike decided it was time to let the Dark Horse out of the barn, so to speak. And ever since, he's been hittin' the trails with the Dark Horse. The concept is simple: take small lots of exceptional wine and put it in a package that folks can't help but notice...and have some fun with it along the way! www.darkhorsewine.com PRESS 92 points! Wine Spectator names Dark Horse 2005 Dry Creek Zin, Treborce Vineyard, top-rated California Zinfandel. Featured in BOTH May 2008 and June 30 edition! Dallas Morning News says... "[2005 Treborce Zin] It's a big, juicy mouthful of dark berry and cherry flavors laced with wild herb and pepper notes." James Laube says... "Dark Horse Zin in the Winner's Circle"

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Dark Horse Rose California 2017

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    Chunky peach and light apricot notes on the nose with wet slate. Clean and light on the palate with soft cherry, strawberry and cranberry notes, medium acidity and grapefruit zest towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Dark Horse Double Down Red Blend California

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    Light and fruity cranberry and mixed berry aromas. Dry and drying with notes of plum and black currant and a tart acidity on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Packard5625


  • AL, what's the point of joining an exclusive wine club with bottle of regular "Dark Horse" on the picture?))This reminds me... Read More

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  • Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2014

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    Beautiful color. Boozy/peppery nose. Smoky taste. Probably wouldnt drink it alone but is good with spicy pasta Read More

    Wine review by rkeeler440


  • Dark Horse Big Red Blend No 33-1 NV

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    really nice wine for the price. Excellent with food, very smooth with a lot of character. Highly recommended. Read More

    Wine review by Tony Colozza


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  • Hello There ; I live in Bellevue Wa. and frequent Woodinville wine area. We have the annual tasting pass but have had less than stellar results finding quality wine and personable staff .We love buttery Chardonnays , and BIG BOLD  Zins ,Syrahs , and Barolo/Barberas.Our favorites of late Armstrong Family Winery , Columbia [ they have food ] , Air... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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  • Usually avoid grocery store wine like the plague. Dark Horse Merlot and Chard are very nice wines, I am so pleased and grateful.

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