2011 Wild Horse Blaufrankisch Paso Robles
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Blaufrankisch
Appellation
Paso Robles
Acid
5.65 g/L
PH
3.70
Alcohol %
13.5

2011 Wild Horse Blaufrankisch Paso Robles

Blaufrankisch is a European black grape that is predominantly grown in Austria, but also in Hungary, where it is known as Kekfrankos.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
100% Blaufrankisch

Aroma: Black licorice, Currant, Nutmeg, Red Cherry

Flavor: Cherry, Vanilla, Nutmeg

Finish: Extremely tasty and very drinkable

Vineyard Notes
Vines were planted at Wild Horse Winery in 1997 and their first bottling of the 2000 vintage is still asked for by name (when a customer can pronounce it) hat their tasting room. Blaufrankisch is a European black grape that is predominantly grown in Austria, but also in Hungary, where it is known as Kekfrankos.

Grown on Wild Horse Winery's estate, their Blaufrankisch is on a quadrilateral cordon with a modified lyre canopy that flops over and protects the cluster on the afternoon heat side. When they go to make a decision on picking, they find it is unlike other red varietals and doesn’t really give them a “thumbs up” when it is ready. So, they go on looks, sweetness, acidity, and feel.

Winemaker Notes
The fruit was handpicked into half ton bins from Wild Horse's estate vineyard. Following destemming, the fruit was crushed with varying amounts of whole berries and pumped into closed-topped fermentation tanks where they were yeast inoculated and then pumped over two to three times per day. Grapes were pressed 10-12 days after yeast inoculation and then the wine racked off of heavy solids to barrel for the completion of malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
The 2011 Wild Horse Winery Blaufrankisch pairs will with a Portobello Panini Sandwich or BBQ Spare Ribs.
Production
Only 200 cases produced.
Product Reviews
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JTumy
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(Jan 31, 2014 at 7:09 AM)
Received this with the wine club shipment. I give this an OK only because it was drinkable. It has very sharp edge and a lingering aftertaste. On the whole I would say there is a reason Austria is better known for whites than reds. There are much better reds in the stable.

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