Sunday, October 21, 2012

2010 14 Hands Hot To Trot Red

Cloudy and heading for rain is the forecast here on the left coast.  I've got a nice bottle of Red open for the evening.  It's a 2010 14 Hands Winery Hot To Trot Red Blend.  Yeah - I know- what a cute name.  Well, in  spite of the cute name, this well constructed blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet checks in at a rather restrained 13.5% alcohol and is smooth as a baby's bottom.  Well balanced and rich with a wonderfully red fruit jam character.  I should have known it would be a keeper when I read on the Wine Curmudgeon that this is from the Chateau St. Michelle group.  A very experienced winery with a deft hand that make some great wines.  This one goes for about a tenner - quite a bargain in my view.

Some propaganda from the Winery - 14 Hands Hot To Trot Red Blend

The Wine Curmudgeon article that I mentioned -  Wine of the Week

Received a CD in the post this last week - Sawyer's Hope - the latest album from Brighton, England's Mudlow.  Put some Howlin' Wolf, Morphine and the Cramps in a pot - stir it up - that's Mudlow.  Great stuff - highly recommended!

Get yourself a copy here  ------>

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