14 Hands Hot to Trot Smooth Red Blend
Red Blend from Columbia Valley, Washington
Predominantly a blend of Merlot and Syrah grapes, this polished red wine offers aromas of cherry, red currant and tea. With flavors of cherries, ripe berries and plums, balanced by soft and velvety tannins, this smooth easy-drinking wine finishes with hints of toast and mocha.
You may think of 14 Hands Hot to Trot red blend as the alternative wine if you like both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wine.
If you’re new to wine drinking, you will enjoy a soft start with this red wine blend. It pairs well with all kinds of Kenyan food and drinks well on its own.
Grape Variety: Merlot, Syrah, others including Petit Verdot and Petit Syrah
Wine Style: Red, soft, fresh fruit flavors
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
About Merlot Grape
Because of its unique ability to add softness and fruit to a wine, Merlot grape is often used to blend with other grapes, but it’s also used to make wines on its own.
About Syrah Grape
About Syrah (or Shiraz)Syrah and Shiraz are names for the same grape. It originated from France, where they call it Syrah (Sih-Rah). But after the grape found its way to Australia, there they called it Shiraz (Shi -RAZ). Syrah is a bold grape that produces a range of powerful, distinct and smooth wines. Syrah wines are very dark, darker than Cabernet Sauvignon, that you can barely see through a glass of Syrah wine if you hold it up against light. Syrah wines are also very full-bodied (feel very heavy in the mouth) and high in tannins, with flavors of pepper, tobacco and berries. Due to its richness in tannins, Syrah wine go very well with oily, fat meats and many other foods. And because Syrah grape is high in tannins, it produces wines with the highest level of health-benefiting antioxidants.
About 14 Hands
14 Hands celebrates the spirit of small wild horses that once freely roamed the hills of eastern Washington State. These horses measuring a scant 14 hands high (a “hand” being equivalent to a man’s palm width and how horses were measured then), would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze upon the luscious waist high grasses along the riverbank, and then retreat back up into the hills to cool off at night. Strong and tenacious, these little horses became known for their endurance and were revered around the world.
About Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley is home to 99% of Washington State’s total vineyard area. Red wine is the most produced wine in Columbia Valley.