14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley 2015

So what do you do when your teenage daughter wants to go to the Scream Zone (a Halloween themed carnival at Del Mar Fairgrounds), and they have a parent area to sit and relax with adult beverages?   Have a glass of wine and blog about it of course.   While my wife and I where waiting for our teenage daughter and her friends go through the scary activities, we got to sit and have a glass of wine.  What was the wine?  14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley (2015).  This is a Washington wine.  Washington has been putting out some really good wines of late and Columbia Valley contains 99% of wine grapes grown in Washington State.  This is a reasonably priced wine and a very good stand alone Cab.  We had it with a hamburger and garlic fries.  Paired really well with the meat but not so good with the garlic fries.  It has a nice berry profile with hints of oak.  This is a medium bodied wine that is ready to drink now as are a lot of the Washington wines I’ve had lately.  Not a lot of aging needed.  I give this wine 3 ½ glasses for its easy drink and value.

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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