14 Hands Winery 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $12

By on September 29, 2014

14-hands-winery-merlot-nv-bottleBest Buy! With wines of such expression at this price and so widely available, it’s easy to see why this Prosser, Wash., winery is one of the country’s hottest brands. There’s a early savory greeting in the aroma with black olive, and darkness continues with black cherry, blackberry and black licorice, backed with hints of toast, tobacco and baking spices. The drink is remarkably rich from start to finish with flavors of Marionberry jam, black cherry, blueberry and bittersweet chocolate. Silky tannins make for a smooth farewell.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 290,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

Winery website

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.


  1. Jill chmura

    August 7, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Where can I buy 14 hands merlot in Los angrles Rea?

    • Eric Degerman

      August 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Jill, let me ask one of our contacts at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. We’ll email you with some tips.

      • Jill chmura

        August 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm

        Thank you. Enjoyed this wine at Kings fish house restaurant and it was wonderful!

  2. Eric Degerman

    August 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Greetings, Jill.
    Here is a list of merchants who carry the 14 Hands Merlot in your area:
    Ralphs Grocery, Stater Bros Markets, Vons, Albertsons, Walmart, CVS, Target and Fresh & Easy.
    I hope this helps.

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