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14 Hands Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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The 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of blueberries and black currants with subtle hints of dried herbs and spice. Dark stone fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of cocoa and accentuated by fine, velvety tannins.

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Snooth User: gntop1
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3.00 5
05/02/2015

Three glasses


External Reviews for 14 Hands Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/11/2014

Concentrated aromas of dark stone fruits and toast burst from the glass. Classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavors of black cherries with subtle hints of baking spice dance across the palate, bolstered by fine, round tannins.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

FLAVOR PROFILE:The 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of blueberries and black currants with subtle hints of dried herbs and spice. Dark stone fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of cocoa and accentuated by fine, velvety tannins - Keith Kenison, WinemakerBlend: Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot and other varietiesTHE VINTAGE:The 2012 vintage was fairly typical for eastern Washington and a much welcomed change from the cooler 2010 and 2011 vintages. Bud break started a little earlier than normal but cooler temperatures through the early summer delayed veraison slightly. A warming trend began in late July and dry conditions through mid-October were ideal for fruit ripening.WINEMAKING: Grapes were sourced from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, including the Horse Heaven Hills. The fruit was de-stemmed and gently crushed to either upright stainless steel tanks or rotary fermenters. Crushed grapes were typically cold-soaked for 24-48 hours then warmed and inoculated with a number of yeasts, including Premier Cuvee, Prise de Mousse, ICV-D21 & ICV-D254, to initiate 7-10 day fermentations. The wine was aged for several months in a combination of American and French oak barrels to soften and round the blend.RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS:Tomato-basil bruschetta, eggplant parmesan, herb crusted prime rib, grilled beef steak, hearty venison stewAlcohol: 13.5%Total Acidity: 0.55g/100mlpH: 3.77


External Review
01/13/2015

The 14 Hands Cabernet is more tightly wound than its companion Merlot, but the flavors follow the same winning formula, with a heavy emphasis on coffee cream and cherry tobacco. A generous streak of kahlua runs down the spine.


External Review
02/19/2014

Columbia Valley, Washington 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon is a lively Cab with aromas of berries and cherries. Soft, round tannins create a lingering finish. Grapes were primarily sourced from warmer sites in the Horse Heaven Hills and on the Wahluke Slope. Fruit from the Yakima Valley and other regions of the Columbia Valley played a supporting role. 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of cherries and currants with subtle hints of spice and dried herbs. Fresh flavors of red fruit are complemented by a touch of cocoa and accentuated by fine, round tannins. -- Keith Kenison, WinemakerThe wine was aged for approximately 12 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels to build structure and complexity in the finished blend.Enjoy 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon over the next 3-5 years with steak, BBQ ribs and spinach lasagna.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/09/2014

FLAVOR PROFILE:The 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of blueberries and black currants with subtle hints of dried herbs and spice. Dark stone fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of cocoa and accentuated by fine, velvety tannins - Keith Kenison, WinemakerBlend: Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot and other varietiesTHE VINTAGE:The 2012 vintage was fairly typical for eastern Washington and a much welcomed change from the cooler 2010 and 2011 vintages. Bud break started a little earlier than normal but cooler temperatures through the early summer delayed veraison slightly. A warming trend began in late July and dry conditions through mid-October were ideal for fruit ripening.WINEMAKING:• Grapes were sourced from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, including the Horse Heaven Hills.• The fruit was de-stemmed and gently crushed to either upright stainless steel tanks or rotary fermenters.• Crushed grapes were typically "...


External Review
01/13/2015

A light and juicy red, this is fresh and appealing, with currant and floral flavors, echoing gently on the finish. Drink now.



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The 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of blueberries and black currants with subtle hints of dried herbs and spice. Dark stone fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of cocoa and accentuated by fine, velvety tannins.

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