Blend: 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Harvest Dates: September 29 – October 19
Aging: Aged for 23 months in French Oak barrels, 75% new
Meticulous work in the vineyard, and careful sorting of the fruit in the winery, made for an exceptional bottling of Dancing Hares Vineyard from 2011 vintage. The wine is robust but soft and generous, with notes of brambly black fruits, forest floor, and pipe tobacco. While the wine is juicy and generous, it also offers many layers of interest to contemplate. A strict selection of barrels during blending means that this release of Dancing Hares will be very limited. Those lucky enough to receive the wine will be happy now, and for years to come.
93 Tim Fish Wine Spectator
Top of the list " . . . savvy consumers can still track down first-rate 2011's. Dense and decadent, with rich mocha-covered currant and blackberry flavors, showing fresh black licorice, cedar and dried herb notes. Finishes with tight, gripping tannins, but the flavors push through."