2012 Wild Horse Cheval Sauvage Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

2012 Wild Horse Cheval Sauvage Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
In classic Cheval style, this wine is a true representation of the Santa Maria Valley, with earthy and herbal aromas and notes of brown sugar, strawberry, and cranberry that are pleasing to the senses. Flavors of raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla followed by a full, lengthy finish.

100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard Notes
The 2012 Cheval Sauvage is from two vineyards that are practically next door to each other: Garey and Rancho Sisquoc each make up 50% of the blend. Each vineyard is found in the cool-climate Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County, home to some of the best Pinot Noir growing areas in the world. Garey is in the heart of the valley and brings more earth and spice, where Rancho Sisquoc, in the eastern corner of the Santa Maria Valley, brings spice and earthy notes accented with red fruit character.
Winemaker Notes
The Pinot Noir grapes were handpicked and delivered to the winery. Upon arrival, the grapes were gently destemmed and placed into small open-top fermentors where the must was punched down two times per day during primary fermentation. Each lot spent 14 days on skins to maximize extraction, achieve softer tannins, and stabilize color. After pressing, each lot was then racked once from tank into 100% French oak barrels, 50% new, consisting of coopers Dargaud et Jaegle, Sirugue, Rouseau, and Francois Freres. The wine was barrel aged 16 months before preparation for bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect for pairing with roasted pork loin, grilled salmon, or smoked wild duck.
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley
5.64 g/L
Alcohol %
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Laurel Hogan
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(May 31, 2017 at 3:08 PM)
Died and gone to heaven! GREAT WINE!!!!

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