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Wild Horse Merlot

A few months ago, I reviewed the Wild Horse Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and noted then how the winery was one that started small (literally in a plastic tub) and grew over time.  And like many wineries they’ve gotten to a point where they offer a few different tiers of wines.  The “Central Coast” lineup represents their bargain-priced wines.

Similar to the Cabernet Sauvignon, their merlot is bold and intense.  The style is also what I sometimes refer to as “dirty,” meaning it has lot’s of spice and character, not just juicy fruit (although there’s plenty of that too.)

This is a big merlot.  It has powerful plum, blackberry, nutmeg, cedar and clove aromatics.  The palate is equally big (if not bigger), with ripe plum, blackberry and cherry flavors with a touch of spice.  The acidity is good and the mouthfeel smooth.  The finish is uber-long.  To keep this review quick and to the point, this is a darn tasty merlot.

Wine: Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Central Coast
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 13.5%
Rating: 89
Price: $17.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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