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14 Hands Vineyards Hot To Trot Red Blend 2012

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Generous aromas of berries, cherries and currants. A plush framework of soft tannins supports the red and dark fruit flavors that leisurely give way to subtle notes of baking spice and mocha on the finish.

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Snooth User: raindance
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3.00 5
10/15/2014

Mary said she and Joyce both decided this was a very good with pizza, after a hard day of moving Joyce's father's stuff to MI from IN. I was at the M football game that evening and missed out.


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External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/10/2013

Generous aromas of ripe berries and dark stone fruits open this ruby-huedwine. Fleshy flavors of cherries and plum are met with soft and velvetytannins, finishing with a hint of mocha.


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Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

FLAVOR PROFILE:This polished red wine offers aromas of cherry, red currant and tea. Flavors of ripe berries and dark stone fruits, supported by a frame of refined tannins, give way to subtle notes of baking spice on a persistent finish. - Keith Kenison, WinemakerTHE 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 ripeningWINEMAKING: Red varieties including Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon were gently de-stemmed separately into traditional upright fermenters. After 24-48 hours of cold soaking to extract fruit flavors, the must was warmed and then inoculated to begin 5-7 day fermentations. Pumpovers occurred twice daily to further extract color, flavors and tannins. Malolactic fermentation immediately followed primary fermentation, enhancing complexity and reducing acidity. Barrel aging took place in mostly neutral French and American oak for over nine months to preserve fresh fruit flavors but further soften the wine. The final blend was assembled just weeks prior to bottling.RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS:BBQ Pork, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Gourmet Cheeses, Lasagna FlorentineBlend: Predominantly Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon with other select red varietiesAlcohol: 13.5%Total Acidity: 0.54 g/100mlpH: 3.69


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Source: We Speak Wine
09/11/2014

FLAVOR PROFILE:This polished red wine offers aromas of cherry, red currant and tea. Flavors of ripe berries and dark stone fruits, supported by a frame of refined tannins, give way to subtle notes of baking spice on a persistent finish. - Keith Kenison, WinemakerTHE 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 ripeningWINEMAKING:• Red varieties including Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon were gently de-stemmed separately into traditional upright fermenters.• After 24-48 hours of cold soaking to extract fruit flavors, the must was warmed and then inoculated to begin 5-7 day fermentations.• Pumpovers occurred twice daily to further extract color,...


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/27/2015

Popularly-styled, soft, mellow red blend from Washington state. Lush red and black fruit, with smooth, almost imperceptible, tannin and a clean, fruity finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/27/2015

Fresh and open-textured, with prominent flavors of juicy plum and red berry, shaded with tea leaf notes as the finish lingers against lightly gritty tannins. Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and others. Drink now through 2017. 524,000 cases made.



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Generous aromas of berries, cherries and currants. A plush framework of soft tannins supports the red and dark fruit flavors that leisurely give way to subtle notes of baking spice and mocha on the finish.

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