Monday, April 27, 2015

Kentucky Derby 14 Hands Columbia Valley 2012 Red Blend

Kentucky Derby 14 Hands Columbia Valley 2012 Red Blend, $9.99-$11.99, 87+ points, poured core black trending Bordeaux black currant purple/red with a clear wine ring at the leggy glass wall.
Aromatic cedar, blueberry, and violets (too bad it wasn't roses) were good.
Full-bodied with fair acidity, mellow tannin, and flavors reflective of the aromas with chocolate and coffee notes were okay, but the sense of being a bit syrupy haunted the overall gestalt for me (worth the $10).
I think if you like the Apothic red wine, you'll love the Kentucky Derby "Big Red".
Finished long with mint, red licorice, tabasco pepper mash, and the 14.5% alcohol.
Varietals were Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon with Grenache and other!


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