Somm4All scored this wine: 89/100
The name “14 Hands” is an homage to the herds of wild equine that used to roam Washington state and how their height was measured. When it comes to producing quality wine however, these folks do not horse around. Using Washington’s most planted white varietal, Chardonnay, they produce an expression that is juicy & fruit forward due to both the terroir of the state, and the inclusion of 2% white Rhone varietals (Rousanne, Marsanne & Viognier). Aroma’s of pear, apple, lime, toasty smoke, butter, vanilla and white pepper abound, with flavours matching aromatics alongside some floral, butterscotch and soft spice. Lime, butter & popcorn prance along the medium finish. Well balanced, slightly off-dry and medium bodied there remains a keen sense of freshness throughout. A Chardonnay worth saddling up and hitting the dusty trail to find. Enjoy with roasted chicken and boiled buttery new potatoes.