You know the name and what it represents mainly because you have seen me review this winery before. It’s Wild Horse Winery located in historic Templeton, California. Wild Horse Winery was named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. Descendants of the first Spanish horses brought to California, these mavericks suggest a free, noble spirit. They are the ideal symbol for the Wild Horse Winery’s commitment to spirited wine making. Now I’m not going to give you a full spread of this winery’s history, but if you go back to last year, all the information is on my last blog post.
Today I am bringing you a very special blog post. It’s a wine I have never tried in my life; which is saying something. It’s Wild Horse’s 2014 Pinot Gris. This sweet tasting wine surprised me the other night when I enjoyed it with a friend. This amazing blend of many different wines such as 83% Pinot Gris, 7% Chardonnay, 6% Malvasia Bianca, 2% Verdelho, 2% Orange Muscat will wake up your taste buds. This is the inaugural blend of Wild Horse Pinot Gris. Since their flagship wine is Pinot Noir, it seems fitting that they should create a Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir’s “mutant clone.”
Their Pinot Gris is made in the slightest off-dry style in a fresh, bright fashion with just enough weight on the mid-palate for richness and utmost succulence.Flavors of this blend are of pineapple, citrus, white peach, and green apples with a hint of spice on the tongue. It’s rich and succulent, with bright acidity that leads to a lingering finish makes it perfect to pair with many different foods such as grilled red snapper, arugula salad, or grilled chicken with lemon glaze.
GRAB A GLASS AND GET READY TO BE TAKEN FOR A WILD RIDE!