14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH AWARD (JUL 2017)  learn more


 

PICK OF THE WEEK  learn more


14 Hands wines are inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington.

Though Labelled as a Cab, this one is technically a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% other varieties including Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Syrah

From the Winemaker: “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”


LABEL

Bright, fresh, cool and engaging.  Really draws you in.

COLOR

Rich Dark red

AROMA

On the nose I got some nice dark fruits (mainly cherries) and a bit of orange peel

TASTE

On the palate, more dark fruits, cherries, plums and small hint of spice.

PAIRING

Pair with grilled red meats, ribs, meat sauced pastas.

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $9 this is an excellent wine for the money


THE BOTTOM LINE

I really enjoyed this Cab. At around $9 you’ll be hard pressed to find anything as good on the market at this price point.

We are naming it our “Diamond in the Rough” Winner for July.  It will also be our Pick of the Week selection this week and will grace our monthly Best Under $10 List.  Pick one up today.  I heard they only made 850,000 cases!

OVERALL RATING

4stars

EXCELLENT

OPI Score = 90  What’s This?


Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Country: USA
Winemaker: 14 Hands Winery
Average Price: $9

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Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2015

From one of the premier winemakers in the Columbia Valley.  This wonderfully crafted Chardonnay blends grapes from vineyards throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing richness.


LABEL

Clean, simple and understated.

COLOR

Clean, golden yellow

AROMA

Nice nose, lots of apple and pear and little bit of spice

TASTE

Very smooth on the palate.  Nice clean finish.  Well balanced.

PAIRING

Pair with chicken, seafood and other lighter fare.

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $8, this Chardonnay is a big value and solid bang for your buck

THE BOTTOM LINE

Smooth, creamy nice clean finish.  At an average price point of around $8 this Chardonnay is a great value.   I’m not usually a Chardonnay drinker but was pleasantly surprised by this one.  We’re adding it to our Best Under $10 list!

OVERALL RATING

3stars

 

VERY GOOD

OPI Score = 76.5  What’s This?


Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Country: USA
Winemaker: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Average Price: $8

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