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2006 Dancing Hares Vineyard Napa Valley Red Wine RP--90 WS--93


Item Description: This bottle is in new condition with no known issues

Tasting Notes

Wine Spectator: 93 Points
Intense and at times rustic and chewy, with a woodsy, herbal edge to the extracted dried currant, blackberry and black licorice flavors. Full-bodied and marked by chewy tannins, but the flavors flow freely on the finish.Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2011 through 2020. 300 cases made.

Robert Parker: 90 Points
The 2006 Dancing Hares is an intriguing blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 17% Cabernet Franc. This wine displays chocolatey, sweet, smoked herb, plum, black cherry, and currant notes, a nice, fleshy mouthfeel, low acidity, and sweet tannin. It is an attractive wine that avoids the rustic tannins that some 2006 Bordeaux varietals have. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. A tiny 5-acre estate vineyard planted on volcanic rock with the famous red Aiken soils at the base of Howell Mountain, this is another small boutique operation, with a Who's Who behind the wines - David Abreu the brilliant vineyard manager, Michel Rolland the consultant, and Andy Erickson the winemaker. This has been a formula for remarkable success at a number of wineries. As a postscript, wines with this much Cabernet Franc in them generally tend to put on considerable weight, complexity, and richness 3 to 4 years after bottling, so don't be surprised to come back in a few years to find my ratings have moved dramatically higher with this style of wine.

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