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2007 Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Unbridled Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.56, >3,000 cases, $24. The unbridled bottling is sold primarily at the winery. A blend of Garey, Solomon Hills and Ranch Los Hermanas vineyards in the southern part of Santa Barbara County. 100% de-stemmed, small lot fermentations, 10 day post-fermentation maceration, aged 14 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. A savory nose featuring aromas of mushrooms, forest floor, pine pitch and oak. Dark fruits flood the mouth upon entry persisting through a juicy, lingering finish. Still young with substantial tannins which need time to integrate. A subtle earthiness, spice and oak flavor add interest to the rich fruit. Much better the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very good. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards
From article: More Sips of California Pinot Noir