100% Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington State including Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, Rattle Snake Hills and Wahluke Slope.
SRP of $10 and available widely for $8. 716,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“This bright and crisp Riesling displays flavors of apple, pear and apricot with an ideal balance of minerality and acidity. This wine is a perfect complement to a variety of foods.
14 Hands celebrate the spirit of the wild horses that once roamed the Columbia River Basin. Fourteen hands in height, these tough little horses were revered around the world for their strength. The terrain that once gave them endurance and spirit now feeds our vines. Our 14 Hands wines share the soul and intensity of this unbridled freedom.
The 2013 14 Hands Winery Riesling begins with pleasant aromas of citrus and honeysuckle. Tasting reveals a vibrant, sweet and tasty wine! And when I say sweet, I mean it as this wine clocks in at 30g/L of residual sugar. Thankfully strong acidity keeps things crisp so the overall impression is not nearly as sweet as you might expect from the numbers. In addition to featuring tons of honey-soaked, rich fruit like apple, pear, apricot and a little pineapple, the excellent mouthfeel gives this wine a step up on most others at this price point. It ends with lots of sweet, lingering green apple notes. A certified quaffer, this Riesling would make a great match for spicy Thai food!