BRANDWild Horse Winery & Vineyards
Wild Horse Merlot 2015 has aromas of fresh berry cobbler, baking spices, vanilla, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced with dark-red fruit flavors and soft, round, approachable tannins.
This wine pairs perfectly with roasted fennel and pork tenderloin and grilled portabella mushrooms.
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 to 20 days after yeast inoculation. The wine was racked off heavy solids to barrel for the completion of malolactic fermentation and then aged in a mix of French, American, and Hungarian barrels and racked twice during its 12-month cellar life.