by Wild Horse |
Item # 980005811
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Model # 84232396 |
Wild Horse Merlot Central Coast (750 ml)

About this item

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  • Aromas of fresh berry cobbler, baking spices, vanilla and just a hint of cocoa 
  • Flavors of delicious dark red fruits with soft, round, approachable tannins and a nice balanced mouthfeel
  • Varietals: 91% Merlot, 3% Zinfandel, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Food pairing: pork tenderloin with roasted fennel or grilled portobella mushrooms
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Description

The grapes were delivered to the winery in the cool morning hours. The fruit was gently crushed with varying amounts of whole berries and pumped into both open and closed-topped fermentation tanks. From here, they were yeast inoculated and then pumped over two times per day during primary fermentation. Pressing occurred 10-20 days after yeast inoculation. The wine was racked off of heavy solids to barrel for the completion of malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in a mix of French, American and Hungarian barrels and racked twice during its 12-month cellar life.

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