Dancing Hares Vineyard

Napa Valley Red Blend

9.3164 ratings
9.220 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

On Christmas-Eve our 3rd and final wine was the 2016 Dancing Hares Vineyard Red Blend from Napa Valley. The blend of this wine is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot.

The nose gives wonderful notes of black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, a herbaceousness, chocolate and earth.

On the palate there are notes of black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, plum, mocha, green bell pepper, spice and a nice earth component.

This is a full bodied wine with a fresh velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that coat your mouth that leads into a long black fruit earthy finish. What an ending to a wonderful evening. All three wines did not disappoint. Have a great rest of your holidays, enjoy family and friends and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

On Christmas-Eve our 3rd and final wine was the 2016 Dancing Hares Vineyard Red Blend from Napa Valley. The blend of this wine is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot.

The nose gives wonderful notes of black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, a herbaceousness, chocolate and earth.

On the palate there are notes of black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, plum, mocha, green bell pepper, spice and a nice earth component.

This is a full bodied wine with a fresh velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that coat your mouth that leads into a long black fruit earthy finish. What an ending to a wonderful evening. All three wines did not disappoint. Have a great rest of your holidays, enjoy family and friends and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Dec 26th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Fun Friday evening with great wines.

I didn’t know this wasn’t 100% cab, so when I compared it against the ‘07 O’Shaughnessey Howell, I was shocked at the difference. Then saw that it was mainly split of cab, merlot and cab franc. The franc here is very prominent up front...very floral, like fresh dark potpourri. Added underripe blackberry and sweet smoke. On the palate, merlot shows well with ripe black cherry, baking spices, currant and a nimble structure...light, with good acidity and strong tannins. Slowly unfurling, I’d decant if opening soon.

Fun Friday evening with great wines.

I didn’t know this wasn’t 100% cab, so when I compared it against the ‘07 O’Shaughnessey Howell, I was shocked at the difference. Then saw that it was mainly split of cab, merlot and cab franc. The franc here is very prominent up front...very floral, like fresh dark potpourri. Added underripe blackberry and sweet smoke. On the palate, merlot shows well with ripe black cherry, baking spices, currant and a nimble structure...light, with good acidity and strong tannins. Slowly unfurling, I’d decant if opening soon.

Aug 10th, 2019
Monica O

Great wine!
Medium to full body- hitting its stride. A must try for All you meritage lovers out there. ❤️

Great wine!
Medium to full body- hitting its stride. A must try for All you meritage lovers out there. ❤️

3 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
V M
9.0

Delicious but young wine with crushed berry notes (blackberry dominated), smooth cool minerality, and a streak of oak on the end. This just feels like it needs a bit more time to come together and settle

Delicious but young wine with crushed berry notes (blackberry dominated), smooth cool minerality, and a streak of oak on the end. This just feels like it needs a bit more time to come together and settle

2 people found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2014
Samuel Bennett

2007

2 people found it helpfulSep 7th, 2013
Shay A
9.4

Youthful. Powerful. I got to this after it had been open an hour and it was starting to round in to form, but even then, it was gripping and tight. This epitomizes the dark end of the fruit spectrum...cassis, blackberry, blueberry, espresso/mocha, and high percentage dark chocolate covered dates. Unabashed authority in the way the fruit swirls all over. Oak is very apparent at this stage adding Mexican vanilla.

Youthful. Powerful. I got to this after it had been open an hour and it was starting to round in to form, but even then, it was gripping and tight. This epitomizes the dark end of the fruit spectrum...cassis, blackberry, blueberry, espresso/mocha, and high percentage dark chocolate covered dates. Unabashed authority in the way the fruit swirls all over. Oak is very apparent at this stage adding Mexican vanilla.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2019
Holly Anderson

Fantastic

Fantastic

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2017
Daniel Taub

Simply never disappoints #cheers

Simply never disappoints #cheers

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2014
Daniel Taub

Utterly sublime 08's continue to drink very well

Utterly sublime 08's continue to drink very well

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2014
V M
9.0

This is dancing hares first vintage which they released for the first time now. It is a very silky and balanced wine with the tannins having really mellowed out. Dried herbs and cedar box dominate the nose with a palate of sweet cherries and berries. There is also a note of salty salinity in this on the mouth watering finish

This is dancing hares first vintage which they released for the first time now. It is a very silky and balanced wine with the tannins having really mellowed out. Dried herbs and cedar box dominate the nose with a palate of sweet cherries and berries. There is also a note of salty salinity in this on the mouth watering finish

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2013