2013 Dancing Hares Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Their flagship wine, the 2013 Proprietary Red Dancing Hares is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The color is a saturated ruby/purple, the nose sightly more restrained than the Mad Hatter, but intense, deep and promising. The wine is extremely full-bodied, with notes of chocolate, espresso, crème de cassis, licorice and blackberry, this has killer intensity, super full-bodied richness, but is relatively light on its feet for this kind of mass and richness. This is a fabulous wine and certainly a great 2013, which is saying something in a vintage that is this incredible. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. 98+ (RP)
The 2013 Dancing Hares is endowed with striking depth and concentration. Blackberry jam, crème de cassis, espresso, mocha and plums are all laced together. A wine of density and power, the 2013 packs a serious punch, but the aromatics still need time to open up post-bottling. There is plenty to look forward to in this intense, virile wine from Dancing Hares. Andy Erickson has turned out three pretty, highly expressive wines from Dancing Hares, a small property located on the lower slopes of Howell Mountain. The wines are lush, forward and built on opulence, with the complexity and nuance that comes from blending a good amount of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot with Cabernet Sauvignon.(AG)
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2013 Dancing Hares is aged for 22 months in French Oak barrels, of which 72% are new. Only 858 cases were produced in 2013.