Mad Hatter 2010 |
Mad Hatter 2009
Dancing Hares Current Release
The 2010 Napa Valley Red Wine
BLEND: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
AGING: Aged for 21 months in 65% new French Oak barrels
Mother Nature provided a small but concentrated crop in 2010, thanks to challenging spring conditions, and a few waves of intense heat during the growing season. The results are the darkest, most concentrated wines produced yet from Dancing Hares, including the Mad Hatter. The wine’s first noticeable attribute is its dark, nearly opaque, black color. The first aromas are of India ink, gunpowder, and frankincense, then rolling into more fruit-driven aromas as the wine reveals itself, showing intense structure and weight on the palate. Our hard work during the growing season and vintage paid off, as our wines really do represent our best efforts. There is no doubt that the 2010 Mad Hatter will age for many years, and even in its youth the wine is immensely pleasurable.