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14 Hands Merlot 2014 Wine Review

14 Hands Merlot 2014

14 Hands Merlot 2014

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: 14 Hands

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

The vines for this terrific Merlot are planted at the southern limit of the Yakima Valley in the foothills of Washington state's Horse Heaven Hills wine region. This wine is bursting with fleshy ripe black plums, cherry and mocha. The horses on the label are a tribute to the wild horses that once roamed the Hose Heaven Hills. They were approximately 14 hands tall: small but sturdy and strong, known for their unbridled strength and freedom. Pair with grilled pork chops.

This 14 Hands Merlot 2014 was reviewed on September 16, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Another great value Merlot from Columbia Valley. From vines planted in the foothills of the Horse Heaven Hills, this Merlot has a lot of fruit flavour, and also a softness to it. Lots of plum and blackberry on the nose. Plush on the palate, fruit forward, and has a medium + finish. Try with burgers, ribs, or anything you might be grilling. Look for it in the LCBO this winter.

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