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Cheval Sauvage Wine

Cheval Sauvage, French for Wild Horse, is our finest wine, our tête du cuvée Pinot Noir. This wine comes from the winemaker’s favorite barrels for each vintage. Only one percent of Wild Horse’s annual Pinot Noir production makes it into the final blend.

The 2010 Cheval Sauvage is from the Sierra Madre Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Oriented east to west, the Santa Maria Valley is influenced by the fog and coastal breezes introduced by the Pacific Ocean. This makes for a longer growing season and the ability for the vineyards to produce lower yields, increasing the aptitude for concentrated fruit and even ripening. Dijon clones of 667 and 777 make up the blend.

Winemaker Notes

Cheval Sauvage has district old-world aromas of leather and rose petals. A deep and silky wine, there are also traditional Pinot Noir notes of brown sugar, spice, cranberry, and strawberry. Seamless from front to back, enjoy our best Pinot Noir with classic pairings of pork loin, salmon, and duck.

2010 Fact Sheet (PDF)

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