2018 Dancing Hares Mad Hatter
2018 Dancing Hares Mad Hatter Famed Napa Vintner/Grower Tuck Beckstoffer. Succulent, plush Cabernet and Merlot based blend with plenty of ripe blueberry, plum and violet. Mad Hatter is powerful and seductive and is loaded with candied red berries, incense, wild raspberries, espresso roast, and dried violets. Don’t let this vintage escape down the rabbit hole before you’re able to secure your case.
The Mad Hatter is an aromatic blend of plum, wild raspberry, fig, Maraschino cherry, and cocoa powder and a hint of baking spice. On the palate, it has bold and lively flavors with a rich mouthfeel and a long, smooth finish.
This is a tiny 5 acre property owned by Paula Brooks and Bob Cook who set out to make the greatest wines in Napa. They hired not only Andy Erickson of Screaming Eagle fame but also the great Michel Rolland (Araujo, Bond, Bryant Family, Dalla Valle, Harlan Estate, Sloan and Staglin), two of the most instrumental Cabernet winemakers on the planet making some of the world’s best wines. This is Howell Mountain in all its Glory, planted in volcanic rock in the famous red aiken soils founded on Howell. The best David Abreu is vineyard manager (Screaming, Staglin, Colgin, Harlan to name a few). In the beginning of 2016 Dancing Hares was purchased by Tuck Beckstoffer son of Andrew Beckstoffer who owns the famous Beckstoffer vineyards, To Kalon, Las Piedras; Dr Crane, George 3 and Missouri Hopper. These are legendary Napa Cab vineyards, that have made some of the greatest Cabernet’s ever. Tuck has brought in the master Philippe Melka (Vineyard 29; Hundred Acre) who will make the wine with Michel Rolland. This is the dream team of Winemaking and Vineyard Management and the results are spectacular.
Now the Wineries make Dancing Hares which sells for around $200 a bottle. What many don’t know is they also make an insider insane value called Mad Hatter that sells for $70 a bottle. Until sold out I have been able to get the 2018 Dancing Hares Mad Hatter down to $45.99 which is a great price! The Mad Hatter at this price is an absolutely mind blowing offering. This is hard core killer Cab that will blow you away.