14 Hands – Hot To Trot

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Varietal: Red Blend

Vintages: 2010

Country:  Columbia Valley, Washington State

Essence of: Easy drinking red wine with dark fruit flavors & rich aromas of berries, cherries and currants. The wine has light tannins and subtle notes of spice and cocoa which give it a smooth finish.

Best Served With: Enjoy with grilled meats, Pizza, Pasta

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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Castle Rock

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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintages: 2009

Country: United States, Monterey Country

Essence of: This Pinot Noir is elegant and medium-bodied, with aromas of cherry, tea and herbal spice. On the palate the wine offers flavors of black cherry, plum and spice. It is smooth with a silky texture with mild tannins.

Best Served With: Enjoy with lamb, chicken, veal, salmon and light pasta dishes

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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PETITE PETIT

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Varietal: 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot

Vintages: 2009

Country: United States, California

Essence of: PETITE PETIT is a delicious and rich flavor and color. It is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. The finish is smooth, dry and lingers on the tongue.

Best Served With: Everything – cheese, meats, chocolate, life in general goes will with this wine.

Price Range: Under $25 per bottle (most common pricing between $13-$22) 

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PETIRROJO

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2009

Country: Colchagua Valley, Chile 

Essence of: A full body wine with a aroma of dried fruit and alcohol. The wine has flavors of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and notes of spice.  The tannins are pronounced and we recommend letting the wine breath before enjoying.

Best Served With: Lamb, Beef, Pork, Chocolate and Broiled Meats

Price Range: Under $10 per bottle

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Sockeye

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2008

Country: Columbia Valley, Washington

Essence of: Notes of black cherries, plum, currant, cocoa and leather with lingering cedar notes. This full structured wine is supported by ripe tannins, providing a long and smooth finish.

Best Served With: Pepper Steak, Grilled Meat, Pasta and Pizza

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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Cartlidge & Browne

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2008

Country: California, USA

Essence of: When I first open this wine I had aromas of dried strawberries and tons of alcohol, it was overwhelming. I took a sip and was disappointed. The tannins are very harsh and overpowered the fruit in the wine, not well balanced at first / Bits recommended to let this wine sit and breath for 15 to 20 min the flavors begin to settle down and the fruit comes into place. / Notes of cedar and bits of vanilla and spice come out once the alcohol subsides, but the tannins remain very apparent with a lingering long finish.

Best Served With: Gamey & Grilled Meats

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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Grayson Cellars, Lot 10

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2009

Country: California, USA

Essence of: The 2009 Grayson Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark violet color with deep, rich aromas of ripe, dark cherries, blackberries and hints of black pepper / This full bodied wine provides a round mouth feel with a long, lingering finish of hints of toasted French oak and a dry finish / I went through the whole bottle in one sitting, it’s THAT good. Really there many negative attributes for this wine and since its it’s only a 2009 vintage I wonder what it might be like in 2-3 years!

Best Served With: Grilled & Braised Meats, Tomato based Pastas and Pizza

Price Range: Under $12 per bottle 

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ARMADOR – Odfjell Carmenire

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Varietal: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah

Vintages: 2002

Country: Sonoma Country

Essence of: First flavors are of plum followed by touches of blackberries, raspberries, liquorish, coffee and tobacco / Deep rich dark color / Smooth finish with long flavors of fruit and spice on the palette.

Best Served With: Grilled, braised or roasted meats and poultry

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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