Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review: *** $ 14 Hands Vineyards Hot to Trot Red Blend, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2010 = BEST VALUE

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend.

By way of background, opening thoughts: Columbia Valley is an attractive zone for some merlots and cabernet sauvignons; today we are sampling a blend of these two grapes along with some syrah, mourvedre and a few other unspecified grapes too. Available at an attractive value price point.


Original tasting and review : This is 14 Hands Vineyards Hot to Trot Red Blend, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2010, finished at 13.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium to deep red.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows lush, spicy and fresh red berries.  From the aroma, seems like this will be rich, easy and tasty.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact softer, lusher, deeper than expected; still red, but with soft velvet overtones.

In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with pleasant accessibility.  Best value!


Check out today's pricing and retail availability for 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend.


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