20 Jan Wine Wednesday: 14 Hands Hot to Trot White Blend 2012 ($12)
This Week In White Wine: 14 Hands Hot to Trot White Blend 2012 ($12) – Click To Buy Wine
“Light and silky, with pretty pear and pineapple flavors on a modest scale, lingering gently. Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sémillon.” – Wine Spectator
Wine Ratings & Awards:
THEGRAPE Certified – Silver Medal – 2014
Wine Enthusiast – 88 Points – 2014
Wine Spectator – 86 Points – 2014
Best White Blends of the Year – 2014
Best Wines Under $20 – 2014
The name, ’14 Hands’ was inspired by a time when wild mustangs used to roam freely throughout the hills of east Washington state. Small in stature, only measuring a mere fourteen hands high – every day the horses would travel down from the hills to drink from the Columbia River, grazing along the riverbank before heading back up the hills at night. Both strong and tenacious, these small horses became known for their endurance and wild spirit. Today, it is these very qualities that feed their vines. The terroir is a combination of fertile soil, sand, and gravel, which help produce both big, bold juicy red wines and crisp, fruit-forward white wines.
The highly appreciated, 2012 Hot to Trot White Blend showcases fresh aromas of white stone fruits and citrus, accented by floral notes. On the palate, enjoy flavors of pear, melon and lemon zest balanced by crisp acidity, ending with a vibrant refreshing finish. Wine Enthusiast left the following review, “Luscious, ripe fruit flavors of grapefruit, melon and loads of fresh pear combine to show a wonderfully fresh and tasty white wine. The acids lift up the brightness, and this round and fruity style is a can’t miss proposition.”
Drink now and enjoy with angel chicken pasta, or TheGrape’s black pepper encrusted ahi tuna. Another delicious dish to try is the grilled salmon with chili and lime butter. If you’re vegetarian inclined, try the spinach stuffed shells – all pair well with this wine!
Wine Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Semillon
Style: Medium-bodied, Fruity & Racy
Drinks Like: Airfield Flygirl White 2013 ($17), Buty Columbia Valley 2012 ($25)
Food & Wine Pairings: Quick & Healthy Black Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna – Click To View Recipe
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14 Silver Hands!
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Silver
An easy-to-drink, affordable wine, the 2012 Hot to Trot white blend is loaded with fresh fruity aromas and flavors that please the palate. Savor sweet juicy pear, grapefruit and honeydew melon with soft traces of orange blossom. Buy a bottle on your way home from work, pop it open, relax and let the wine work its magic. Enjoy this Grape Certified Silver wine this week. Don’t wait.