Very dry and high in acidity, with a tart, almost sour mouthfeel, but that’s good. It’s like the refreshing, palate-stimulating quality of a sour red cherry candy. Additional richness comes from smoky, spicy oak. Represents a welcome return to form for this, Wild Horse’s highest expression of Pinot Noir.
Expensive, yes, but a very fine Pinot that shows the elegance of its Santa Barbara origins. Dry and crisp in acidity, it’s extraordinarily deep in raspberry, cherry and currant fruit, with interesting notes of sautéed beef, cola, vanilla, baking spices and sandalwood. Drink now–2015 to enjoy its fruitiness.
Achieves a wonderfully dry, silky, delicate quality without losing complexity and depth. It’s so different from the big, juicy, lip-smacking Pinots that usually come from Dijon clones.
Lightly silky, this has mouth-cleansing acidity and delicious red-cherry pie, spice and sandalwood flavors. It’s really easy to drink now, elegant and complex. You can even give it a little chill on a hot night.
Here’s a beautifully lush, rich Pinot Noir. Made in a silky, drink-me-now style, it has flashy flavors of raspberries, cherries, cola and sandalwood. A very nice, upscale wine for pairing with steak, grilled salmon or rosemary-seasoned chicken.
Very Chard-like in its citrus, pear and tropical-fruit aromas. Bright and pretty with its creamy texture and sweet, ripe citrus flavors. Also very oaky, with toasty, spicy, vanilla notes. Clean and tasty, this is a crowd-pleaser. Best Buy.
Has a unique mineral aroma that’s hard to identify, plus buttery oak and smoky wildflower. Quite dry and tart, an austere style, crisp and structured, with citrus flavors and a slight bitterness in the finish. Might age.
Big and firmly structured, this inky Syrah comes from a series of terraces at this justly renowned vineyard. Cinnamon, toast and coffee notes from new oak complement bold blackberry fruit. Hold 3–5 years.