Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 80-71

By on December 27, 2014

76. 14 Hands Winery 2010 The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30

14 Hands Vineyards 2010 The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon labelLaunched by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2005 as a restaurant-only brand, 14 Hands might be Washington state’s biggest success story of the past decade. This reserve tier by winemaker Keith Kenison, kicked off with the 2009 vintage, shows no signs of slowing down. Aromas of Bing cherry, Marionberry, Cherry Coke and black peppercorns include moist earth and sarsaparilla. The entry is luscious with gorgeous flavors of black cherry and blackberry, backed by a juicy midpalate, and finished with baking spices and chocolaty tannins. Suggested fare includes slow-smoked brisket, grilled rib eye steak or a sun dried mushroom tart. Look for this at the 14 Hands tasting room, which opened spring of 2014 in Prosser.

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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