Wines of Character
Dancing Hares 2011
Meticulous work in the vineyard, and careful sorting of the fruit in the winery, made for an exceptional bottling of Dancing Hares Vineyard from 2011 vintage. The wine is robust but soft and generous, with notes of brambly black fruits, forest floor, and pipe tobacco. While the wine is juicy and generous, it also offers many layers of interest to contemplate. A strict selection of barrels during blending means that this release of Dancing Hares will be very limited. Those lucky enough to receive the wine will be happy now, and for years to come.
Mad Hatter 2011
A uniquely cool and late growing season, 2011 delivered wines with dark color, natural acidity and freshness, and a decidedly European aromatic profile. The fruit extracted easily in the fermenters, and the resulting wine went straight to barrel without settling or fining. The latest vintage of Mad Hatter is immediately open and enjoyable, with great complexity and interest. While dark and concentrated, the wine has soft, polished tannins and can be enjoyed without decanting. While at this point this vintage is already in a good place, it will continue to evolve for the coming 10-12 years.
Dancing Hares 2003
Our inaugural estate vintage, the 2003 Dancing Hares was first released in 2011 and has evolved into an alluring, graceful example of what this special vineyard can deliver. The wine has developed a very attractive bottle bouquet, with aromas of dried sage, fresh thyme, and exotic hardwood, mingling with deep, ripe berry aromas. The tannins have softened and rounded with time, and bring a soft, silky entry on the palate. The dense fruit at the wine’s core lingers, leaving a mouthwatering, complex finish. This wine has arrived at an exciting time in its evolution, and should continue to develop well in the near future.