The 2007 Pinot Noir is holding up well! Thank you for the review Alan.

2007 Wild Hogge Pinot Noir, Paso Robles


Brilliant, clear ruby color. Very good varietal nose of bright red cherries. Light body despite its 14.2% ABV. Although twelve years old, it is fresh and clean on the palate, thanks to a perfect acid balance. A delicious Pinot Noir that could easily be mistaken for a Côte de Beaune red.

Review by Alan Boehmer, wine writer, July 4, 2019

2012 MOONGATE WINS SILVER AT THE CENTRAL COAST WINE COMPETITION AND 89 POINTS FROM THE WINE ENTHUSIAST

One of our favorites ever, this Primitivo, Syrah and Cabernet Franc blend did well with much competition at our Central Coast Wine Competition, as well as getting 89 points from the Wine Enthusiast! 

Matt Kettmann from the Wine Enthusaist wrote: 

"This blend of 75% Primitivo, 13% Syrah and 12% Cabernet Franc is starting to show its age, offering rustic dried red-cherry, dust and leather flavors. There are hints of clove and cinnamon decorating the candied red fruit of the palate, but it's time to drink up on this bottling."

We are not sure about the drink up on this bottling as we think it will age for at least another 5 years.  In our library, we have a 2008 that is drinking velvety smooth with much fruit still remaining on the nose and palate.  We believe this is very drinkable now with years still to develop and mature.  Drink now or lay down - either way, you will enjoy!

Sian Morris formally joins our family artisan wine venture as Wine Representative!

Sian has been quite involved in our wine business since we started making wine when she was 8 years old.  She contributed to our label designs, was involved in the annual harvests and the multiple bottlings where she was needed to place the capsules on the bottles, to the point where we would take her out of school to help.  Her frequent walks through the neighboring vineyards educated her of the growth cycles of the different varietals.  Sian has even stomped on grapes to make some tasty Cabernet Sauvignon sorbets!  

Growing up surrounded by grapes and with various bottles of wine at the dinner table, Sian can now offer her knowledge of our award-winning wines to the public.  After 12 years of discussions about wine and being quizzed about the various varietals, as well as drinking wines in Europe and Bermuda with a lower drinking age, Sian is now well versed to represent our wines in California and to our Bermudian market.  Congratulations Sian!

WILD HOGGE'S 2012 PINOT NOIR WAS WELL RECEIVED BY THE WINE ENTHUSIAST!

OUR 2012 PINOT NOIR WAS AWARDED 93 POINTS!

Here is what Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast had to say:

Wild Hogge 2012 Pinot Noir  (Paso Robles)

Sichuan pepper and sultry mulberry aromas meet with seaweed and iodine aromas on the nose of this bottling. Deep strawberry fruit melds with black sage, licorice, mint, and slate-like minerality on the palate.

Thank you Matt!

WILD HOGGE 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon awarded 90 POINTS from the WINE ENTHUSIAST!

The Wine Enthusiast continues to award our wines high scores and just awarded our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 90 points.  Their evaluation will be in the April magazine or on-line sooner.  We will post that as soon as we get word.

The grapes for this Cabernet are a blend of two blocks of grapes which give the wine a rich tapestry of ripe fruit from the hilltop vines with the well structured tannins from the cooler valley vines.  The resulting blend is a well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with a broad range of fruit and tannin flavors.

Cheers!