14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, juicy dry red wine that features aromas of dark cherry, black currant, and coffee with subtle hints of spice. Refined tannins and a touch of oak complement the flavors for an enjoyable finish.
Category: Dry red wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon and small amount Merlot
Region: Columbia Valley
Winery: 14 Hands
Pairings: Nyama choma, kuku choma, tomato-basil bruschetta, eggplant parmesan, herb crusted prime rib, grilled beef steak, and hearty venison stew
Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Variety
Much of the world’s Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in France, followed closely by Chile and then the United States. Cabernet Sauvignon holds the distinction of being the most planted wine grape in the world. This grape variety has flavors of black currant, cedar, herb and plum.
Merlot Grape Variety
The majority of Merlot is grown in its native France, with the United States coming in at a distant second, followed by Spain and Italy. The best Merlot is said to grow in vineyards with struggling hillside vines. Flavors of raspberry chocolate, sugar plum, black berry and cedar.
14 Hands Winery
14 Hands is inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington and the Columbia River Valley.
Measuring a scant 14 hands high – a ‘hand’ equivalent to the width of one’s palm – these tenacious little horses would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze along the riverbank, then retreat to cool off at night. Washington’s wild horses have become living symbols of the pioneer spirit of the American West.
Columbia Valley’s loamy and gravel soils require a strong and determined grapevine, and 14 Hands Winery’s acclaimed vineyards revel in Washington’s world class terroir. With the fruit from the hardy vines, 14 Hands Prosser winery handcrafts big, fruit-forward reds and crisp, juicy whites that pay tribute to the legend of the region.
I was looking to advance my red wine taste profile, this cabernet gives me exactly that. Subtly sophisticated, elegant wine. I want to cozy up with a glass in hand and a good book.