14 Hands Merlot, Wine Centers NJ

14 Hands Merlot

$14.99

 

14 Hands wines are inspired by the spirit of the wild horses that once roamed the arid, open landscape of eastern Washington. It was here that these horses – measuring a scant “14 hands” tall – developed their legendary endurance, strength, and tenacious spirit. Today, this landscape provides the perfect conditions for grape growing.

 

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Washington State
“American Value Red” – Wine Spectator
2008 – “Rising Star” Award – Adams Handbook
2008, 2009, 2010 – “Hot Brand” – Impact magazine
2009 and 2010 – “Fast Track Brand” Award – Beverage Dynamics
#15 Most Popular Wine by the Glass – 2010 Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll

“14 Hands wines are inspired by the spirit of the wild horses that once roamed the arid, open landscape of eastern Washington. It was here that these horses – measuring a scant “14 hands” tall – developed their legendary endurance, strength, and tenacious spirit. Today, this landscape provides the perfect conditions for grape growing. Sunny days, cool nights and loamy-sand and gravel soils produce the premium quality fruit that allows Winemaker Keith Kenison to craft bold, complex reds and crisp, fruit-forward whites.” – Winery

A lovely plum-ruby in the glass, 14 Hands Merlot displays a classic Washington state bouquet of black cherries, blackberries, plums, earth, and baking spices.

Medium-to-fill in body, with a plush mouthfeel, the aromas are repeated on the palate, along with raspberry, boysenberry, and subtle nuances of pastry crust, mocha and spice. The bright fruit flavors are complemented by supple tannins. The finish is lush, lengthy, and lively.

14 Hands Merlot is a perfect “go-to” dinner wine. It would be delicious alongside a variety of dishes such as steaks, burgers, BBQ ribs, pulled pork, pasta marinara, lasagna, herb-roasted pork loin or chicken, and grilled Portobello mushrooms.