2014 Wild Horse Reserve Blaufrankisch Paso Robles

2014 Wild Horse Reserve Blaufrankisch Paso Robles

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Mixed dark berries, curry, allspice, cedar box, and vanilla followed by flavors of dark fruit, spice, and cocoa that flow into a finish that is lengthy, soft and elegant.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of mixed dark berries, curry, allspice, cedar box, and vanilla. Followed by flavors of dark fruit, spice, and cocoa that flow into a finish that is lengthy, soft and elegant, with rich dark fruit flavors.

100% Blaufrankisch
Vineyard Notes
Blaufrankisch grapes are handpicked into half ton bins from our estate vineyard. Destemmed whole berries are fermented in open top fermenters and punched down once and pumped over once per day. Fermentation lasts 10-12 days after yeast inoculation, and is then pressed with free run wine preserved in barrels for 10 months before bottling. Wine is racked out of barrel once and returned during the maturation to relieve some reduction effects.
Winemaker Notes
Vines were planted here in 1997, and our first bottling of the 2000 vintage is still asked for by name here in our tasting room. So popular, we have planted more Blaufrankisch is a European black grape that is predominantly grown in Austria. We love it as a varietal, but it also brings a layer to other varietals when blended. Grown on our estate, our Blaufrankisch is on a bi-lateral cordon vertical shoot positioning. We have found Wild Horse to be a wonderful place to grow Blaufrankisch, as the darker fruit flavors become richer and more concentrated with small berry size, and a longer growing season. Maintained acidity coupled with rich Blaufrankisch flavors, makes for a great wine to drink with food, or on any occasion.
Food Pairing Notes
The 2014 Reserve Blaufankisch pairs well with Charcuterie and cheese, Pork Belly, and beef stew.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Blaufrankisch
Appellation
Paso Robles
Acid
6.20 g/L
pH
3.55
Alcohol %
13.5
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