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2007 Wild Horse Pinot Noir

June 18, 2010 - Norman Bentley

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The Rolling Stones recorded a song called "Wild Horses" which was as pleasant to my

ear as the 2007 Wild Horse Pinot Noir is to my palate.  This wine has a tremendous

amount of fruit with an elegant finish.  The fruit is 100% Pinot Noir from vineyards in both Santa Barbara and San Louis Obispo Counties.

 

The Wine Spectator scored this wine an 89, and I would certainly agree.  The big fruit flavors abound with red berries, plum, and blueberry which smack your palate around climaxing in a smooth lightly oaked finish which begs for another sip.  This is not a heavy tasting Pinot Noir, but quite elegant with traces of glycerine, which mix with the gobs of fruit to give your mouth that slickery feel.

 

The specs are 100% Pinot Noir aged in French Oak for ten months, coming in at 13.9% alcohol.  You could pair this Pinot Noir with a variety of foods, but we chose to enjoy it with plump boneless chicken breasts, cooked slow on the grill with a sweet, hot and tangey barbecue sauce.  It would be equally as good with salmon fillets cooked the same way!  So fire up the grill and enjoy a quality Pinot Noir.

 

    

Price - $19 - $25

 

Score - 89

 

Norm

 
 

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