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2007 Wild Horse Unbridled Pinot Noir

wild horse unbridled pinot noir, pinot noir, 2007 wild horse unbridled, Santa Barbara

I love a delicious California style Pinot Noir.

Excellent fruit.

Enjoyable with or without food.

Great nose.

Smooth tannins, yet rich with a bangin’ finish.

The 2007 Wild Horse Unbridled Pinot Noir is all of the above and more. It’s beautiful and smooth, the exact descriptors I lean towards when choosing a Pinot Noir.

Located south of Paso Robles in Templeton, California, Wild Horse Winery was founded in 1983 by Ken Volk. Wild Horse Winery was named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. The vineyard and winery location was selected for its low vigor soils, proven ground water table, proximity to Estero Bay and rural atmosphere. Wild Horse Winery is committed to sustainable viticultural and business practices.

Wild Horse Winery has three levels of Pinot Noir: Wild Horse Wines, which can be found in wine stores and restaurants, Cheval Sauvage which is French for “Wild Horse,” and is a reserve wine selected from special barrels, and Unbridled Wines, like this one, which are limited-production releases, many of which are only available directly from the winery. However, you can purchase this wine at Wine.com here.

I love the raspberry and cherry notes on the nose but truly enjoy the earthiness of this wine on the palate. Think forest floor, mushrooms, oak and a little bit of spice. The wine has a deepish-red, purple color in the glass.

What I love most about this wine is that it can be sipped on its own but also pairs nicely with herbed lamb chops, roasted chicken or any salmon dish.

A perfect dish to pair with the 2007 Wild Horse Unbridled Pinot Noir is Nichole’s Tagliatelle with Chicken. It is the *perfect* pairing for this delicious dish so make sure you go check out this must-make recipe!

2007 Wild Horse Unbridled Pinot Noir Ratings

93 points ~ Wine & Spirits

91 points ~ Wine Enthusiast 


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  1. Last year we got a bottle californian PN from my parents, who were on a holiday in the USA. (We are living in Europe). And although I am proudly a local-patriot, I have to say, that californian red wines are as good as the french ones.

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  3. I have actually been on a wine-tasting around Paso Robles area when friends lived there in the 90′s and they had some awesome wines down there! I haven’t seen this one, but I love it already…

  4. I grew up in Templeton, out in the sticks, not far from Wild Horse. The area has some FANTASTIC wines. Zins are super and Rhone varietals have become very popular there. I taste in the area often and still haven’t been to all the places on my wish list! If you get a chance, try Zin Alley, Cass, and Tablas Creek. YUM. BTW, congrats on your new wine career. Very exciting!

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