$23.95/bottle or $16.95/bottle on 6+
HERE’S THE DEAL…If you want a SMASHING everyday red wine that won’t TORPEDO the budget and boasts a heritage worthy of a LEGEND, then we’ve got THE ONE for you!!! It’s the 2014 Hoopla “The Mutt” Red Wine. Sourced from some of the finest vineyards in Rutherford, fruit from this prestigious Napa Valley AVA has sold in bottles that easily retail in the $50-$75/bottle range. However, CV scored a RIGHTEOUS DEAL on this crowd-pleaser that drops it to a mind-numbing, SALAVATING 16.95/bottle on 6+!!!
First off, “The Mutt’s” pedigree is SECOND to NONE! Made by Anne Vawter, who hails from Walla Walla, WA, first got her feet wet by being exposed to one of the most esteemed wines of that region, Leonetti Vineyards. This led her right to Paradigm Winery where she cut her teeth under the tutelage of world renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett (Screaming Eagle). It’s the combination of these experiences and years in the vineyards that makes the 2014 “The Mutt” Red Wine one precious pup!
How Does It Taste?
The 2014 Hoopla “The Mutt” Red is a surprising blend of 87% merlot, 7% malbec, 4% petite verdot, and 2% cabernet sauvignon. The Rutherford Dust gives the wine great DEPTH and COMPLEXITY. With its DEEP GARNET hue, it opens up gloriously with LUSH flavors of BLACKBERRY and BAKING SPICE. RICH while SUPPLE “The Mutt” exudes a BOLD yet REFINED finish. Serve it with a perfectly grilled pork chop or rib eye steak and you’ll be howling with elation!
Winery Tasting Notes:
“This wine has a deep brick red color with dark red edges. The aromas jump out of the glass conveying concentrated fruit, extended barrel aging in French oak. Intense boysenberry and cinnamon spices upfront are backed by vanilla and brown sugar notes. The palate is rich with ripe cherry, plum and sandalwood and finish with dry tannins. The grapes come from Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley and it is comprised of Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.”