Horseshoes and Handgrenades Red Blend 

 September 4, 2019

By  Jess Walker

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Southern Oregon & Red Mountain Washington


Cost: $19

Jess - 3.5/5


Horseshoes and Handgernades is another of my finds from our local wine shop Fine Wine & Tastings on Main. After a few other tasting pours while writing, the bartender suggested this one based on what I'd been trying so far. I absolutely love that this shop does so many (20+) wines by the glass or 2 oz tasting pour! 

Horseshoes & Handgrenades Wine Pin 2

Winemaker Notes:

"Horseshoes and Handgrenades is fruit-driven, full-bodied complex red blend sourced from Southern Oregon and Red Mountain Washington.  The rich, ripe, voluptuous fruit comes from Oregon Syrah with just enough Washington Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to give it complexity and structure. Think cherry pits and leather whips!"

~ Masion Noir Wines

Wine Notes:

  • Winery: Mason Noir Wines
  • Alcohol: 13.7%
  • Varietal/Blend: 64% Syrah, 19% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • Fermenting/Aging: 16 months in French & American Oak

Tasting Notes:

Full body fruity red blend, with lots of dark fruit aromas - blackberry, blueberry, & plum. Lower on the acidity and tannins. Flavors of blueberry and blackberry with earthy hints of coco.

I think that this would be a nice table wine or even a great gift wine. As a fruitier wine, I didn't find the fruit too over whelming, as can sometimes be the case. Horseshoes and Handgrenades was well balanced and could go well with a variety of meals or be enjoyed on it's own. 

Since I was in the wine shop, I didn't have a snack or a meal to go with it, but I could just imagine this with a juicy burger or even a grilled cheese! (I defiantly had cheese on my mind!)

Are you looking for other moderately priced great wines? Check out our list of great wines under $25!

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Horseshoes & Handgrenades Pin 1
Horseshoes & Handgrenades Wine Pin 2

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Jess Walker

I love all things wine: drinking it, learning about how it's made, visiting where it's made, pairing with foods! I'm naturally curious, so back in 2013 during my first trip to Europe when I tasted my first glass of fantastic Rioja, I was hooked and had to start learning all I could on the subject. After a long time of friends asking me for wines to try or activities to add to their vacation itineraries, I decided to start a blog to write it all down. And that is how Wine, Dine, and Roam began!

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