2012 Wild Horse Chardonnay Central Coast
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Central Coast
Acid
6.50 g/L
pH
3.38
Aging
70% Barrel aged, 15% new French oak 30% Stainless steel fermented
Alcohol %
13.5

2012 Wild Horse Chardonnay Central Coast

Wild Horse's 2012 Chardonnay has delicious aromas of lemon and a hint of pineapple.  Flavors of green apple and vanilla unfold on the palate with a crisp refreshing finish. Small lots of Verdelho and Malvasia contribute bright acidity and heightened aromatics to the blend.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
97% Chardonnay, 2% Verdelho, and 1% Malvasia Bianca

Wild Horse's 2012 Chardonnay has delicious aromas of lemon and a hint of pineapple. Flavors of green apple and vanilla unfold on the palate with a crisp refreshing finish. Small lots of Verdelho and Malvasia contribute bright acidity and heightened aromatics to the blend.

Ratings
Rated 95 Points & Critics Platinum - Robert Whitley’s 2014 Critic’s Challenge
Rated 88 Points & Silver Medal - 2014 California State Fair Commercial Wine Compeition
Vineyard Notes
Sourcing fruit from along California’s Central Coast, Wild Horse has the luxury of choosing from the finest vineyards year after year to produce consistently enjoyable wine. From Santa Maria Valley to Edna Valley to Monterey County, our vineyards are exposed to a variety of climate and soil conditions ultimately leading to a spice rack of different aromas and flavors.
Winemaker Notes
All grapes were picked in the early morning hours to assure coolness upon their arrival to the winery. The grapes were then delivered direct to press and gently squeezed to get the freshest juice. After settling in tank overnight, the Chardonnay juice was moved off of solids to another tank for yeasting. 70% of the Chardonnay was moved into new and neutral French oak barrels to attain a full and creamy mouthfeel associated with sur lies stirring. The balance of the Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel to accentuate the bright citrus and apple notes. The wine aged for nine months before blending and bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
This Chardonnay pairs well with citrus-marinated chicken breast, calamari, or aged cheeses.
Product Reviews
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Leyton Jump
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(Sep 24, 2014 at 6:20 PM)
Enjoyed this Chardonnay two different evenings at a NYC restaurant. It opened with a better nose than almost any Char I have tasted recently (and I have been looking at many) - fruit, varietal, smooth. The rich smooth luscious body epitomized the creaminess some us seek. The flavor and finish capped off a wonderful experience. This wine was worth the restaurant price and a great deal at list price. I am not a professional wine taster. I really liked this wine.

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