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[24 PACK COMBO] Dancing Hares "Mad Hatter" Red Blend 2012 (Napa Valley, California) - [AG 93] [RP 90]
[24 PACK COMBO] Dancing Hares "Mad Hatter" Red Blend 2012 (Napa Valley, California) - [AG 93] [RP 90]


 

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Winery: Dancing Hares Vineyard
Varietal: 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 24 x 750 ml

Product Code: DANCINGHARESMADHATTER12-24PK-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

After two challenging growing seasons, 2012 came like a gift from above. Very little rain, mild to warm temperatures, and a long, temperate Indian summer, made for fully developed fruit with plenty of density and a muscular—yet streamlined—build. The resulting wines are soft, rich, and seamless, with each of our four varieties singing in perfect harmony.

The 2012 Mad Hatter is youthful, forward, and expressive. The wine is ebullient with pure, uninhibited fruit aromas—black cherry, plum, strawberry—as well as baking spices and kirsch, which add a lift and exciting fragrance. On the palate, there is a roundness and polish that make the wine accessible and wholly enjoyable immediately, even without decanting. There is certainly enough density and structure for the wine to age for ten or more years; however, there is significant enjoyment to be had right away.

Blend: 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
Aging: Aged for 20 months in French Oak barrels, 50% new

Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2012 Mad Hatter, Dancing Hares's second wine, is delicious . It shares a similarly dark profile with the flagship Dancing Hares, but shows a bit more energy, tension and persistence. Hints of graphite, smoke and black cherries are laced into the expressive finish. Merlot plays a greater role in this blend, so perhaps that is why the Mad Hatter is just a bit more open than the Dancing Hares is today. At this stage, there is little doubt that the second wine is a bit better balanced than the flagship." - Antonio Galloni (October 2014)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A second wine, the medium-bodied 2012 Mad Hatter, exhibits plenty of ripe plum and blackcurrant fruit, hints of mulberries and coffee beans, and background oak and earth. This luscious, savory, sensuous red wine should be consumed over the next decade." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Oct 2014)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
Smoky, toasty, cedary oak notes hold center stage in this rustic mix of savory underbrush, stylish oak and dried berry flavors. Ends woody and tannic, but may soften with time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024. 2,500 cases made." - JL (Oct 31, 2015)


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