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Wines

14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

1,150

Out of stock

    WS 89 WE 89

Grape Variety
89.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Merlot, 2% Syrah, 2% other select varieties

 

Tasting Notes
“Columbia Valley, WA- 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. Its medium bodied wine is soft in mouth feel.”

Winemaker Notes
The 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, juicy red that features aromas of dark cherry, black currant, coffee and subtle hints of spice. These flavors are complemented by a touch of spicy oak and emphasized by refined tannins.

Grapes were sourced from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, including the Horse Heaven Hills. The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed before undergoing 7-10 day fermentations.

Merlot and other varieties were blended in to build structure and complexity.The wine was aged for several months in a combination of American and French oak barrels to soften and round the blend.

Natalie MacLean; December 8, 2017:
Aromas of coffee, mocha and spice as well as fleshy blackberry. The wine is aged in American oak barrels for 14 months and that that provide a rich/sweet frame and carry the tannins to an excellent place of balance. The wine is very approachable. The horses on the label are a tribute to the wild horses that once roamed the Hose Heaven Hills wine region. They were approximately 14 hands tall: small but sturdy and strong, known for their unbridled strength and freedom. Pair with a rare steak.

Food Pairings: Try pairing with a tomato-basil bruschetta, eggplant parmesan, herb crusted prime rib, grilled beef steak or a hearty venison stew.

 

  • 89 Wine Spectator

    Supple and easygoing, with festive black cherry, spiced cinnamon and dark chocolate accents. Drink now through 2021.

  • 89 Wine Enthusiast

    The aromas of barrel spice, toast, herb and plum are reticent on first pour. On the palate, sweet fruit flavors are supported by lightly grainy tannins. It’s straight down the fairway. SEAN P. SULLIVAN

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