14 Hands Winery 2013 Hot To Trot White Blend, Washington, $12

By on September 2, 2015

14 Hands Winery-2013-Hot to Trot White BlendBest Buy! One of America’s hottest running brands proves that its famous Hot to Trot Red is no one-trick pony. Keith Kenison, who helped expand the white wine program at Columbia Crest, shows he hasn’t lost a step with this wide-ranging blend that leads with Chardonnay and Riesling. This sweet nose offers complexity with hints of apricot jam, lychee, pineapple and Honeycrisp apple, however the drink delivers remarkable balance of fruitiness and acidity akin to fresh-cut Pink Lady apple, dried apricot and mint. There’s a flourish of nectarine and lemon in the finish. Enjoy with a fruit salad, artisan cheeses or Northwest charcuterie from Cured by Visconti in Leavenworth or Portland’s Olympia Provisions.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 92,250 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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