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Wild Hog Vineyard Current Releases

Welcome to Winter 2020

It sure was a difficult summer.

Along the rest of the country, we have been pretty overwhelmed with the adjustments necessary to survive this global pandemic. We hope all of you are doing well.

Wild Hog Vineyard made it through the fires with no damage. In mid August we were right in between two fires that started as a result of a lightning storm. Daniel was called out several times to locate or fight fires. We were never in the evacuation zone and provided temporary shelter for some neighbors that did evacuate.

We cancelled all of our grape contracts this year due to smoke damage. The only wine we produced was from our Estate-Bottled fruit so crush seemed a little too easy!

We are not experiencing any detectable smoke taint-either in the nose or on the palate. We won't be sure until we taste the wines in a few months. We will do that once fermentation and racking is complete.

Here are our current releases:

2015 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir       Fort Ross-Seaview

From our 38-year-old certified organic vineyard five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. 2015 was another good year for our grapes.
This vintage is full-bodied, smooth and rich. It has deep dark fruit and a bright nose. Good right out of the bottle. If you can let it breathe for an hour or more, the wine really opens up to become smooth and round.
14% Alcohol        420 cases were produced

2015 Estate Bottled Zinfandel       Fort Ross-Seaview

From our 38-year-old certified organic vineyard five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. Smooth. Rich and full-bodied. Warm. Friendly with a spicy long finish.
15.5% Alcohol        320 cases were produced

2016 Estate Bottled Syrah       Fort Ross-Seaview

From our 37-year-old certified organic vineyard five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. This small block of Sryah always produces a lovely wine.
Deep dark fruit and firm tannins. With an hour or more of breathing you see more of the round and smooth flavors of this wine.
14% Alcohol        54 cases were produced

2015 Eaglepoint Grenache       Mendocino County

This is our second Grenache from Eaglepoint Ranch. It is from Mendocino County and is organically farmed. A full-bodied wine with great structure, black cherry, and well balanced.
14.5% Alcohol        322 cases were produced

2015 Eaglepoint Syrah       Mendocino County

This is our first Syrah from Eaglepoint Ranch. It is from Mendocino County and is organically farmed. A little bigger and richer than our Estate Syrah as it is from a warmer climate. 14.5% Alcohol        137 cases were produced

2015 Nova Sangiovese        Dunnigan Hills

This is a medium bodied, smooth, rich wine. This vintage shows the depth and complexity this vineyard is capable of. A joy to drink.
15% Alcohol        135 cases were produced

2014 Lost Creek Pinot Noir        Yorkville Highlands

Medium body. Bright fruit. Subtle finish and oak. Great food wine to complement all dishes.
15% Alcohol        322 cases were produced

2015 Nova Zinfandel       Lake County

The Nova Zin has always been a big, rich and smooth Zin. Very old vines, certified organic fruit, and good growing practices provide us with the great fruit to make this delightful wine.
15.5% Alcohol        325 cases were produced

2016 Montepulciano       Dunnigan Hills

From the montepulciano grape. This wine is a favorite, and always fun to share.
Hint of Santa Rosa Plums on the nose. Nice structure. Big mid-palate fruit and tannins. Long, lingering finish.
14.5% Alcohol        248 cases were produced

2015 Wild Hog Red       Dunnigan Hills

The last time we made a Wild Hog Red was in 1990. This wine is a Rhone blend consisting of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. Nice structure and body. Good fruit. Soft finish.
14% alcohol        305 cases were produced

2014 Nova Petite Sirah       Dunnigan Hills

Another big Petite Sirah. Full bodied, and rich if allowed to breathe for a bit. Deep dark fruit, and a long rich finish. This is our last vintage of Nova Petite Sirah.
14% Alcohol        128 cases were produced

All of the wines are drinking well right now. Please remember to let these wines breathe a bit. They will open up if given a chance.

We are happy to mix and match cases. And we are still offering our mixed case special. 

For $275, plus shipping, we will give you one bottle EACH of twelve different wines.

 We do this to give you the opportunity to try all of our wines.

For pricing and ordering information, please contact:


Daniel or Marion Schoenfeld

info@wildhogvineyard.com

Wild Hog Vineyard
P.O. Box 189
Cazadero, CA 95421

(707) 847-3687

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