Tasting Notes For 14 Hands Kentucky Derby Red Blend 2015
Ripe clusters were gently de-stemmed into traditional upright fermenters. A malolactic conversion immediately followed primary fermentation, enhancing complexity and reducing acidity. Barrel aging took place in mostly neutral French and American oak for nearly 2 years to soften the wine. Each varietal in the blend were fermented and aged separately with blending occurring just weeks before bottling.
This opulent red blend showcases juicy Washington fruit character with aromas of blackberries and plums with subtle hints of chocolate and pepper. Flavors of dark berries and cocoa, supported by plush tannins, give way to a long-lasting, persistent finish.
Blend:49% Cabernet Franc, 38% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
The 14 Hands Kentucky Derby Red Blend 2015 pairs well with Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Cherries, Deviled Eggs with Bacon, Italian Cured Meats and Cheeses, Country Ham and Biscuits, Pecan Pie.
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