In an industry where the term "Reserve" has been applied to wines of all quality levels and price points, Cheval Sauvage (French for "Wild Horse") is our label for wines worthy of a special designation. While Pinot Noir is the heart of this program, in years past we have also bottled Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot under the Cheval Sauvage label.
Coming from specifically-selected barrels of wine from an outstanding vintage, bottlings bearing the Cheval Sauvage label truly stand head and shoulders above our already high winemaking standards. This discriminating selection - in combination with successive vintages of frightfully small yields - has resulted in very infrequent bottlings of Cheval.
With this in mind, we are extrememly pleased to announce our most recent release- the 2003 Cheval Sauvage a 60/40% blend of the Ashley's vineyard in the acclaimed Santa Rita Hills appellation, and the legendary Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley.