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in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day sixty-two (14 Hands Merlot 2007)

I must share pictures of the pumpkins my girlfriend and I carved yesterday. They are pretty awesome.

Our Pumpkins

14 Hands MerlotNot bad for two amateur pumpkin carvers with only four hands. The one on the right is supposed to be screaming, but I think it looks like it is yawning. Maybe we took the picture too early in the morning.

Anyway.

To the wine – 14 Hands Merlot 2007. If you like Washington Merlots, you will like this one, especially at the sale price of $9.

It has a dark purple color that is 75% opaque. The nose is very mild, but it has cherries, plums, and vanilla. My girlfriend gets freesia.

It is juicy, but it has a semi-dry finish. It tastes like dark cherries and currants both of which have been lightly dipped in chocolate.

I would call the shape of this wine round. And might I add full.

The finish has some bitterness, but not much.

This is a good everyday wine. I’m going to give it 88 points because it put me in a good mood.//


1 Response to “in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day sixty-two (14 Hands Merlot 2007)”


  1. March 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I recently tasted the 2010 and can report that 14 Hands Merlot continues to be excellent. Probably my new Go-To Merlot. Cheers!


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