Winery Tasting Notes: Aromatics of plum, wild raspberry, and fig. Maraschino cherry excites the taste buds upon entry followed by cocoa powder and a hint of baking spice. The palate is bold but lively, with a luxurious mouthfeel.
Blend: 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Level: 14.8%
Winemaker Name: Tuck Beckstoffer and Shawn Johnson
Cases Produced: 1000
Maturity: Drink now – 2021
Pairings: Korean tacos, slow roasted tri-tip, aged hard cheeses
Fun Facts: Dancing Hares Winery in Saint Helena, owned by Bob Cook and Paula Brooks, released their first vintage of Mad Hatter in 2006 under the winemaking direction of Andy Erickson. Their efforts to make an elegant, well-balanced Bordeaux blend from vineyards throughout the Napa Valley was lauded and the wine quickly became a cult favorite. The Winery was purchased in early 2016 by Tuck and Boo Beckstoffer with a commitment to not only continue to please established fans around the world, but to take the wine to an even higher level of excellence.
Wine Spectator Points:
Wine Advocate Points:
Alcohol Level: %