14 Hands Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $12

By on November 7, 2014

14-hands-winery-cabernet-sauvignon-nv-bottleBest Buy! The official wine of the Kentucky Derby continues to lead the herd of Cabernet Sauvignon in terms of commercial success, and Keith Kenison rides a remarkable vintage in Washington to a trifecta when it comes to the juice, the price and the availability. Its dark fruit profile starts with a nose of blackberry milkshake and black currant followed by notes of dark chocolate, clove, crushed red pepper flakes and charcoal. Blackberry, blueberry and chocolaty flavors are met by medium structure of silky tannins and juicy acidity that’s built to drink now with foods such as Tomato-Basil Bruschetta, Eggplant Parmesan, herb-crusted prime rib, steak or venison stew. Buy by the case to enjoy any night of the week.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 490,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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