14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Wine Review
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Columbia Valley, Washington, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
The horses on the label are a tribute to the wild horses that once roamed the Hose Heaven Hills wine region. They were approximately 14 hands tall: small but sturdy and strong, known for their unbridled strength and freedom. Aromas of coffee, mocha and spice as well as fleshy blackberry. The wine is aged in American oak barrels for 14 months and that that provide a succulently rich/sweet frame and carry the tannins to an excellent place of balance. The wine is very approachable. Pair with a rare steak.
Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb, turkey.
This 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 was reviewed on March 18, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Black cherry, plum skin, chocolate, Kenya AA coffee, spice, and cigar tobacco packed into a nice tight frame. Decant 30 minutes before pouring. 91 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Red fruit and vanilla on the nose with plum, cherry, red licorice and mocha on the nose. Finishes with velvety soft tannins. Paired April 2017 with smoky chicken chipotle quesadillas.
|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
This juicy fruit forward Cabernet spent 14 months in American oak. The result is silky, opulent tannins, slightly herbaceous, spice and lots of blackberry and black cherry fruit. A very well balanced wine with a long fruit finish. A great bbq wine with burgers or steak! Tasted June 2016
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A rich and opulent Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2014 vintage. Deeply concentrated red fruit with velvety medium tannins, medium acidity, medium plus body. Declared 13.5% ABV. Integrating alcohol. Mocha, cacao, red and black berry with a hint of mint. Drinking well on it's own and ready to pair with gourmet BBQ burgers or grilled pork tenderloin. Tasted Jan 2017. Rated 90/100. BespokeTastings.ca
|Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This juicy cabernet sauvignon is made with grapes from a vineyard located in the foothills of the southern part of the Columbia Valley giving it a surprisingly low sugar amount of 3-4 grams. It was then aged 14 months in oak. Aromas of cherry and light spice with flavours of dark berries and oak. It would pair nicely with roast leg of lamb.
|Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Aromas of dark fruit and tobacco with a hint of smoke on the nose. The flavours of dark cherry and plum. Well balanced tannins and long finish. Would pair well strong cheeses, braised meats.
(Tasted January 16, 2017)
|Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
medium ruby. Ripe berries and plums, eucalyptus, mint, cedar box aroma. Juicy mouthfeel of blackberries. Balanced tannins. Lasting juicy berries and acidity. Great with grilled beef or BBQ burgers. Score 88. (S.Segard, Reviewed 15, 2017)
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