Wild Horse Unbridled Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
The 2007 Unbridled Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County shows characters associated with rich, classic California style Pinot Noir with aromas of mint, alpine forest floor, and pomegranate with a mouthfeel well structured tannins and rich with berry cobbler and spices. Pair this beautiful Pinot Noir with herbed lamb chops or any salmon dish.
Wine & Spirits - "Clay Brock blends this wine from Garey and Solomon Hills vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, and from Rancho Las Hermanas Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. It's complex and heady with scents of chaparral, fennel and strawberry. It's also tight and transparent, moving past the substantial heft of the flavors to leave a light and lasting impression. The tannins glint with light, like sun refracting off the sand on a beach. Serve it with pan-roasted sea bass in a pinot reduction."
Wine Enthusiast - "Here’s a beautifully lush, rich Pinot Noir. Made in a silky, drink-me-now style, it has flashy flavors of raspberries, cherries, cola and sandalwood. A very nice, upscale wine for pairing with steak, grilled salmon or rosemary-seasoned chicken."
Wild Horse Winery
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 for its low vigor soils, proven ground water table, proximity to Estero Bay and rural atmosphere. Wild Horse Winery creates compelling wines from 16 diverse appellations and more than 40 vineyards from the Central Coast. Wild Horse Winery is committed to sustainable viticultural and business practices and creating fine wines that express the best of the region’s diversity. "Live Naturally, Enjoy Wildly" reflects the attitude and personalities of the people who have been creating these wines for over 25 years. View all Wild Horse Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
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 FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>3.9 out of 5 stars
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7 ratings, 4 with reviewsNelsjustin - Denver, CO42/2/2012smarthur - Fairbanks, AK52/12/2011412/2/2011fantastic wine!John Glass - Santa Clara, CA39/2/2011PamBaugh - Melbourne, FL52/22/2011
Very nice wine. worth a revisit, especially for that $19.99 price.34/14/2011
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good point. Very smooth and nice. Good value for money, not great.412/21/2010This Pinot Noir is very good. It has more body and depth than most Pinot Noirs that I have had. I am a Cabernet drinker at heart, and this wine was able to provide that big red complexitiy that I enjoy while keeping the traits of a good Pinot.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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