14 Hands Winery 2012 Hot to Trot Red, Columbia Valley, $10

By on August 23, 2014

14-hands-hot-to-trot-bottle-nvBest Buy! Keith Kenison’s winemaking and remarkable marketing by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates elevated 14 Hands into the one of the state’s largest brands and prompting Ste. Michelle to develop its own tasting room in Prosser. This blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvigon is the centerpiece of the brand, and it opens with aromas of freshly made caramel corn, black cherry, plum, white chocolate and vanilla. The palate brings ripe black cherry and chocolate-covered blueberries with a firm ride of tannins. It’s priced for everyday enjoyment and is widely available. Suggested pairings include barbecue pork, grilled portabella mushrooms and Lasagna Florentine.

Rating; Recommended

Production: 564,500 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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.

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