Hot to Trot Red Blend

Hot to Trot Red Blend Photo Courtesy: 14 Hands Vineyard

Hot to Trot Red Blend Photo Courtesy: 14 Hands Vineyard

     The 14 Hands Vineyard in Paterson, Washington produces one of the best blended red wines made in the United States.  This red was once only available to restaurants in selected markets but now can be found in wide distribution due to overwhelming demand.  Hot to Trot is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvgion, Mourverde and Petite Verdot grapes harvested from vineyards in several of Washington’s AVA regions including Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Wahluke Slope and the Yakima Valley.  It is made using techniques that are usually reserved for more expensive wines, these include cold soaking, performing a daily  pump-over to extract color and flavor followed by aging in both French and American oak barrels.  This extra care produces a medium body red wine with flavors of very lightly oaked red berries and dark fruit with a hint of vanilla giving way to refined supple tannins followed by a pleasant lingering spice and mocha finish.  Reds from WashingtonState can be pricey but this blend always delivers a well crafted wine at a great price and its ability to pair flawlessly with a range of food makes it very difficult to beat.  14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend can be found at P.L.C.B. stores for $12.99 with the product code 5213.  I suggest using the in store product locator on the website www.finewineandgoodspirits.com to check for availability of this wine because of demand.

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Wine lover from Western Pennsylvania that wants to tell everyone how far the winemakers here have come and what they are doing now.
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7 Responses to Hot to Trot Red Blend

  1. Wonderfully descriptive. I will look for this wine. Thanks!

  2. I have tried this wine and love it. Actually was on sale for $9.99 a few months ago!!!

  3. Nice article. Actually came across a bottle of this wine in my wine cellar the other day. Still trying to figure out where it came from? Possibly a guest, or during the Wine Bloggers Convention few years ago in Wall Walla? Cheers

  4. What vintage did you try? I agree the 2009 is arguably one of the best blends ever made. The 2010, not as much. Excited for the 2011 however! Love the review!

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