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14 Hands Red Blend 2010

14 Hands Red Blend 2010This red blend from Columbia River Valley in Washington state is labeled “Hot to Trot” and consists of the following grape varieties: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, some Grenache and other varieties (according to the winemaker).

14 Hands red blend has a dark plum color and a nice aroma of ripe berry fruit. The taste is velvety smooth with luscious dark berry flavors with hints of cloves and medium tannins, which makes this a perfect all-around wine. For $12 -$13, this is a great value wine.

The name of the winery relates to the small horses that once roamed the Columbia River Valley. These horses measured a mere “14 Hands” tall. Wines can be ordered directly from the winery online.

Produced and bottled by 14 Hands Winery, Paterson WA.

Alc. 13.5%

$13

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2009 Murray Cuvee – Columbia Valley

Murray Columbia Valley 2009This is a yummy wine from Columbia Valley in Washington state. Washington state has become a fairly popular wine region lately. Columbia Valley lies in the South-Western part of Washington state and produces a large range of grape varieties.

The 2009 Murray Cuvee is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Merlot (47%), Cabernet Franc (16%), Malbec (7%) and Petit Verdot (10%).

The color is purple red with a nice bouquet of cherry. The wine is medium body with a smooth and velvety mouth feel, bursting with nicely layered berry fruit (late harvest almost). Nice level of acidity and this is an easy to drink red blend that can be enjoyed by itself or with food. This wine received 89 points from Wine Spectator.

Produced and bottled by Hightower Cellars, Benton City, WA.

Alc. 14.4%

$14

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