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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Fivash Cellars – Woodshop Red

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Varietal: A Red Blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Vintages: 2007

Country: Walla Walla Valley Washington, USA

Essence ofBeautiful full dark fruit flavor with strong tannins and notes of earthy minerals. Nice clean finish on the pallet.

Best Served With: Grilled Meats like Chicken, Steak or Ribs, Also suggested for pairing with Tomato based dishes like pasta & pizza.

Price Range: $30-$35

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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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ETHOS – Chateau Ste. Michelle

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Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintages: 2003

Country: Columbia Valley, Washington

Essence of: Oh has this wine aged with grace! This well-balanced chardonnay is both elegant and complex. Concentrated fruit with mineral aromas and loads of oak, refined with a soft finish.

Best Served With: Cheese, Seafood, Salads, Pasta, Pizza

Price Range: Around $35 per bottle

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