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Nexternal USD 55.00 750ml

14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

90% of the fruit was sourced from very warm sites in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills. The other 10% was grown under more moderate conditions near the Columbia River. ■Ripe grapes were destemmed and inoculated with various strains of yeast to maximize complexity. ■A twice daily pumpover regime was used to extract color and flavors. ■ When the desired tannin structure was achieved, the wine was drained away from the skins and placed into 80% new French oak barrels and 20% neutral barrels. ■Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel. ■Racking took place every three months during the two-year aging process. ■Cabernet Franc and Malbec were added to the blend to accentuate fruit characters. ■Each variety was vinified separately, with blending occurring just prior to bottling.

Region: USA » Washington

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  • 2009

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Winery: 14 Hands
Color: Red
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Tasting Notes:

This sturdy Cabernet presents aromas and flavors of ripe dark fruits, bolstered by subtle nuances of cocoa and spice. Its rich flavors lead in to a long, enduring finish.

90% of the fruit was sourced from very warm sites in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills. The other 10% was grown under more moderate conditions near the Columbia River. ■Ripe grapes were destemmed and inoculated with various strains of yeast to maximize complexity. ■A twice daily pumpover regime was used to extract color and flavors. ■ When the desired tannin structure was achieved, the wine was drained away from the skins and placed into 80% new French oak barrels and 20% neutral barrels. ■Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel. ■Racking took place every three months during the two-year aging process. ■Cabernet Franc and Malbec were added to the blend to accentuate fruit characters. ■Each variety was vinified separately, with blending occurring just prior to bottling.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 0.60 grams per liter

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