14 Hands Limited Release Kentucky Derby Red Blend 2013
They crafted this limited release Red Blend to commemorate our proud sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby—the legendary Thoroughbred race that represents the first leg of the coveted 'Triple Crown.' This rich, flavorful red blend showcases juicy Washington fruit character with aromas and flavors of dark berries and a hint of cocoa. Share this complex wine with friends at your Kentucky Derby viewing party paired with party favorites like pizza and grilled burgers. The inspiration for 14 Hands wines recalls a time when wild mustangs once freely roamed the hills of eastern Washington State. These small horses, measuring a scant 14 hands high - a “hand” being equivalent to a man’s palm width and how horses were measured then - would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze upon the luscious waist high grasses along the riverbank, and then retreat back up into the hills to cool off at night. Strong and tenacious, these little horses became known for their endurance and were revered around the world.