Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards

Cheval Sauvage Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

9.176 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
R J
10

Memorable! Medium weighted, nicely perfumed, satiny tannins. Charming & just right for where my middle aged palate is at.

Memorable! Medium weighted, nicely perfumed, satiny tannins. Charming & just right for where my middle aged palate is at.

3 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Cloves, cherries, petrol. Soft, round easy. A great Pinot for the money. $19.99 in PA.

Cloves, cherries, petrol. Soft, round easy. A great Pinot for the money. $19.99 in PA.

2 people found it helpfulMar 26th, 2019
Sean Grullon

Hard to beat for the price. (20 dollars at PA state stores) Cherries, chai tea, and incense with medium acidity and a plush mouth feel. More of an extracted style, but well-made.

Hard to beat for the price. (20 dollars at PA state stores) Cherries, chai tea, and incense with medium acidity and a plush mouth feel. More of an extracted style, but well-made.

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2019
Susan Plante

Smooth like velvet hints of cherry.

Smooth like velvet hints of cherry.

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2015
Steve Steese

Thanks for this treat Steve Mason! We've been saving this one for a late night....tonight! Super savory, with dried herbs and smoke. Candied apple and cranberry fruit core...great!

Thanks for this treat Steve Mason! We've been saving this one for a late night....tonight! Super savory, with dried herbs and smoke. Candied apple and cranberry fruit core...great!

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
Susan Hanners

This is what all pinots should model, inviting on the nose, light but full of delight! Dark, tangy, strong lasting finish

This is what all pinots should model, inviting on the nose, light but full of delight! Dark, tangy, strong lasting finish

Dec 14th, 2019
Neal Schaffer

This was a sneaky ghosted wedding gift. Pretty nose with ripe cherries, candied plums, pork loin, earl gray tea, potpourri, dark chocolate shavings, graphite, and ash. Mid-palate is juicy, fleshy and bright. The finish shows creamy red fruits centered in minerality and earth. You can grab this at $19.99, which is a steal for a quality Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir. Cheers!

This was a sneaky ghosted wedding gift. Pretty nose with ripe cherries, candied plums, pork loin, earl gray tea, potpourri, dark chocolate shavings, graphite, and ash. Mid-palate is juicy, fleshy and bright. The finish shows creamy red fruits centered in minerality and earth. You can grab this at $19.99, which is a steal for a quality Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir. Cheers!

Nov 19th, 2019
Kirk Webber

State store says quoted at $68; I paid about$30. Pretty good; very smooth with an actual taste of raspberry. Slight aftertaste

State store says quoted at $68; I paid about$30. Pretty good; very smooth with an actual taste of raspberry. Slight aftertaste

Aug 19th, 2019
D
9.4

Very good, no complaints

Very good, no complaints

Jul 21st, 2019
Jerry Mujica

Wow! Great balance with a bit of dry taste at the end. Excellent Pinot! $19.99 in PA state stores.

Wow! Great balance with a bit of dry taste at the end. Excellent Pinot! $19.99 in PA state stores.

Jul 3rd, 2019