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14 Hands Vineyards Hot To Trot Red Blend 2014

Member Review by sbr1105:

This red blend is not too dry but has just enough tannin to pair well with heavy cuisine. It is smooth, full figured and velvety in the mouth.

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Member Reviews for 14 Hands Vineyards Hot To Trot Red Blend

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Snooth User: sbr1105
1540658159
4.00 5
Vintage: 2013 04/16/2016

This red blend is not too dry but has just enough tannin to pair well with heavy cuisine. It is smooth, full figured and velvety in the mouth.


Snooth User: raindance
2001541,434
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 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.


Snooth User: EMark
8478049,221
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/23/2012

Opaque read-purple color. Ewww--not the prettiest nose--musty, very little bouquet, although, since it is not clear what grapes went into this wine, I'm not sure what I should be finding. Wow--pretty sweet on the tongue. Label does not indicat RS, but there is some. I get all the berry thing. Not a lot of oak or tannin. If oak and tannin snaps your carrot, then this is not your wine. I really think this wine would be good with various fresh fruits--apples (I like Granny Smith), nectarines, pears, persimmons. US$8.99 at Trader Joe's.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,576
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/20/2012

Nice cab/merlot blend, not overly complex but decent balance with a good bit of dark fruit, mild tannin and a fairly long finish.


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,308
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/01/2012

So yes, I know it's March Madness, and the day before St. Patrick's Day (not a stellar wine holiday I must say), but you know what? It's still March and that means it's still Washington Wine Month! So I went out today to a local merchant near my office called Grand Central Market to find an interesting bottle, as I recall last year they had a nice selection of Washington Wines. Well in the last year, they've remodeled the store and drastically cut down the size of their wine selection, but fortunately they still had a selection of 6 or 7 Washington reds, so I wasn't disappointed. Click the link for the rest of the review on my blog: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/03/2010-14-hands-hot-to-trot-columbia.html


Snooth User: Richard8655
38271540
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/30/2013

Outstanding blend that belies its affordable price. Although a tad bit sweet and fruit forward, these attributes are in proportional balance and contribute to the overall enjoyable experience of this excellent wine.


Snooth User: eliphant
116145810
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/11/2013

Aroma of ripe berries flavors of black cherries and plum


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External Reviews for 14 Hands Vineyards Hot To Trot Red Blend

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 02/10/2016

THE VINTAGE: • After a “classic” Washington vintage in 2012, the summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall. • Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures and light rain events in September. This aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors. WINEMAKING: • Red varieties including Merlot and Syrah and were gently destemmed separately into traditional upright fermenters. • Aging took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral French and American oak for over ten months to preserve fresh fruit flavors but further soften the wine. • The final blend was assembled just weeks prior to bottling FLAVOR PROFILE: “This polished red wine offers aromas of cherry, red currant and tea. Flavors of cherries, ripe berries and plums, supported by a frame of refined tannins, give way to subtle notes of baking spice on a persistent finish.” - Keith Kenison, Winemaker RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: BBQ Pork, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Gourmet Cheeses, Lasagna Florentine Blend: Predominantly Merlot and Syrah with other select red varieties Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acidity: 0.53g/100ml pH: 3.66


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 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
Vintage: 2012 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 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


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2012 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/12/2014

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


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<p>This wine is comprised of grapes from Washington state. The winemaking process involves cold-soaking of the fruits to extract more flavors and it is aged in French and American oak casks to soften the wine even further.&nbsp;</p>


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