Wild Horse Unbridled Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 100323
  • red wine
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The lots of Pinot Noir from Gaia, Garey, and Sierra Madre Vineyards were fermented in 1.5 ton fermentation boxes and small open top tanks. The must was punched down two to three times per day during primary fermentation. Each lot spent at least 10 days on skins to maximize extraction and achieve softer tannins. After pressing, each lot was then racked once from tank into 100% French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 10 months of aging. Only the finest barrels were selected to produce an extremely limited bottling that expresses the seemingly infinite nuances of Pinot Noir at its best.

The 2006 Unbridled Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County shows aromas of cherry, cinnamon, and garden herbs with rich flavors of strawberry and seasoned French oak. The mouthfeel is full and bright from beginning to end. Pair this Pinot Noir with wild mushroom risotto or mandarin duck.

Critical Acclaim

"Dense crimson hue. Inviting scents of plum, cola and sandalwood. Juicy flavors of wild cherry, red raspberry and cassis. Silky tannins and layers of vanilla cherry and cola on the close."
90 Points

Learn About Wild Horse Map ItMap It

Located south of Paso Robles in Templeton, California, Wild Horse Winery was founded in 1983 by Ken Volk. Wild Horse Winery was named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. These mavericks suggest a free, noble spirit and are the ideal symbol for the Wild Horse Winery commitment to spirited winemaking. The vineyard and winery location was selected...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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