Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wines perfect for the Kentucky Derby

Floppy hats, cute dresses, seer sucker suits and amazing drinks - it's Kentucky Derby Weekend! While the Mint Julep may be the drink you think of when it comes to Derby weekend, you may want to consider these wines for the Kentucky Derby!
14 Hands Winery continued their partnership with the “Run for the Roses,”™ for the fifth year running. Along with their 3rd vintage of the Limited Release Kentucky Derby® Red Blend (which is delicious), they also released a brand new wine, the 14 Hands 2016 Rosé, which I will be drinking while watching the race this weekend.

14 Hands Winery selections are offered nationwide.

14 Hands 2016 Rose

The 2016 Rosé freshens up the already impressive varietal line-up from 14 Hands Winery. This beautifully, light pink Syrah-based Rosé opens with delicate aromas of rose petals and rhubarb. Refreshing flavors of melon and strawberries are followed closely by a kick of citrus in the finish.

FLAVOR PROFILE
“This Syrah-based Rosé opens with delicate aromas of rose petals and rhubarb. Refreshing flavors of melon and strawberries are followed closely by a kick of citrus in the finish.” Keith Kenison, Winemaker

RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS
Perfect by the glass or with light salads like a classic Niçoise, grilled tuna, paella and salty cheeses.




Kentucky Derby Red Blend

This Limited Release Red Blend was crafted to commemorate 14 Hands Winery proud sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby®, the legendary Thoroughbred race that dates back to 1875. Serve this wine at your Kentucky Derby viewing party paired with party favorites like pulled pork sliders and beef tenderloin skewers.

FLAVOR PROFILE
“This opulent red blend showcases juicy Washington fruit character with aromas of blackberries and plums with subtle hints of chocolate and pepper. Flavors of dark berries and cocoa, supported by plush tannins, give way to a long-lasting, persistent finish.” Keith Kenison, Winemaker

RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Cherries, Deviled Eggs with Bacon, Italian Cured Meats and Cheese, Country Ham and Biscuits

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