COMPANY INFORMATION:

14 Hands Wines
PO Box 1976
Woodinville, WA 98072
(800) 301-0773
www.14hands.com

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

14 Hands wines are inspired by the unbridled spirit of eastern Washington’s wild horses. The will of these horses, measuring a scant 14 hands high, is matched by the strength and determination of the grapevines, which revel in Washington state’s world-class terroir. Big, fruit-forward reds and crisp, juicy whites. 14 Hands is the quintessential Washington wine experience.

Wines
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon ($12) features aromas of red currants and raspberries with subtle hints of spice. Spiced cherry and plum flavors are joined by notes of cocoa and complemented by fine, velvety tannins.

14 Hands Merlot ($12) begins with distinctive aromas of dark fruits, baking spice and earth which are typical of the variety when grown in Washington. Subtle flavors of boysenberry, pie crust and allspice, surrounding a bright cherry core, are supported by a framework of supple tannins and culminate with a lengthy, lush finish.
14 Hands Chardonnay ($12) opens with bright apple and floral aromas that are complemented by light notes of vanilla and sweet butterscotch. Juicy pear and apple flavors give way to subtle touches of toast and spice and ends with a soft finish.

14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Wine ($10) opens with generous aromas of crème de cassis and sweet blackberries. Fleshy, dark fruit flavors are joined by notes of wild huckleberries and a subtle pie crust nuance. Balanced by soft and velvety tannins, this smooth, easy drinking wine finishes with hints of toast and mocha.

14 Hands Hot to Trot White Wine ($10) displays intense aromas of peach compote with tropical and floral nuances. On the palate, flavors of fresh apple, pear and melon are balanced by juicy acidity and ends with a bright, vibrant finish

Winery History
14 Hands wines were initially introduced in 2005 exclusively to restaurants, the success of the brand over the years created a broader national consumer demand for the wines. In August 2011 the 14 Hands varietal wines were launched nationally at retail due to increasing consumer demand for the wines.

Prior to the launch of the varietal wines, the 14 Hands Hot to Trot wines were launched nationally in retail. Within a year the ‘Hot to Trot’ blends became the number two selling red and whites blends nationally (according to AC Nielsen F/D/L data ending August 20th, 2011).

Consumers are impressed with the quality and value of 14 Hands and the style and price point ($10-$12) appeals to consumers. Additionally these wines are available nationally so your audience can easily find them. The wines also feature qualities that consumers seek, they are a terrific value through exceptional, consistent wine quality, and are packaged with a vibrant, engaging label that consumers love.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Erin Shane
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
PO Box 1976
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.415.3696
Erin.shane@smwe.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/14handswine

ONLINE PRESS MATERIALS:

http://www.14hands.com/press

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