WILD HOGGE WINES
WILD HOGGE 2012 PINOT NOIR
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"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." - Matt Kettmann, W. E.
A blend of clones 115 (a French Pinot Noir) and 777 (a UC Davis clone) were blended together to produce this classic Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir was barreled in 25% new oak for 19 months. 259 cases were produced.
WILD HOGGE 2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2011 was a challenging growing year. We had a late frost that reduced yields by 40% and then had a cool summer resulting in earthy, oaky and a lighter style Cabernet - almost old world style - not the Paso Robles, fruit-forward Cabs we are known for here. Half of the grapes come from a high, sunny west facing ridge and the other half from a low, shaded, north-facing block which ripened weeks later. The latter produces smaller clusters which add more intense flavors and tannins to the final blend. The nose demonstrates dark berry fruit tones and earthiness. This wine is aged in French oak barrels, 25% new, for 2 years and matured in the bottle for a further 5 years before released. This wine will keep well for another 5 years but we do recommend decanting this prior to serving. 312 cases were produced.
WILD HOGGE 2009 TREE FROG
GOLD Medal - Affairs of the Vine
This unique blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon combines the best of Central Coast’s favorite varietals. The Syrah grapes come from a vineyard on the West side of Paso Robles and produced the best Syrah we have ever tasted - almost a crime to blend it! The grapes for the Cabernet Sauvignon come from two blocks of our neighbor’s vineyard; one high, west-facing and the other from the valley floor. Both were aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 29 months before being blended. This dark, rich blend has an earthy quality balanced with a fruit forward nose. The Syrah (70%) contributes a clove spice with soft tannins complimenting the Cabernet which adds structure to the blend. 219 cases were produced.
WILD HOGGE 2010 MOONGATE
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This wine is a blend of Primitivo 75%, Cabernet Franc 12.5%, and Syrah 12.5%, all sourced from neighboring vineyards. Primitivo, an Italian Zinfandel, contributes an unique taste of rich ripe fruit. The Cab Franc adds a little black pepper, and the spicy Syrah balances out the richness of the Primitivo. Matured in American oak for 2 years and in the bottle for another 2 years, the wine exhibits a powerful aroma of earthiness and dark berry fruit. The palate has a rich texture and notes of blackberry jam. Will go well with any lamb dish or rich Italian meal. 168 cases were produced. Extremely limited supply now and should be consumed sooner rather than later.
WILD HOGGE 2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the West side of Paso Robles where cool afternoon breezes from the Pacific Ocean provide an ideal climate for ripening. The wine is pale straw-colored and has a predominant nose of green apples with hints of tropical fruit. The palate is rather dry but soft and well balanced with notes of fresh fruit. A refreshing wine, ideal for a warm sunny afternoon. 192 cases were produced with a limited supply.
WILD HOOGE 2012 Moongate: Silver Medal - Central Coast Wine Competition.
WILD HOGGE 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon: No competition yet.
WILD HOGGE 2013 Pinot Noir: No competition yet.
WILD HOGGE 2013 Tree Frog: No competition yet.