2009 Dancing Hares - Red 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(60% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 14% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot; from a very warm site rich in decomposed shale on the upper fork of Crystal Springs Road at the foot of Howell Mountain): Aromas of redcurrant and licorice. Sappy, slightly medicinal flavors of black cherry and licorice accented by fresh herbs. The building dusty tannins avoid going dry. "In a hot year this site gets very hot," noted winemaker Andy Erickson, "but 2010 and 2009 were cooler vintages."

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2009 Dancing Hares is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot that spent 22 months in 90% new French oak. It exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, supple, sensual tannins and notes of incense, red and black currants, licorice, and hints of wet pebbles as well as baking spices. This attractive, medium to full-bodied red suggests a hypothetical blend of a top Bordeaux with the fruit intensity and purity of a high end Napa proprietary red. This beauty can be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.

Drink Dates: 2013-2028
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 209

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

A gutsy effort that's very rich, deep and expansive, with tiers of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry that are robust and chewy, underscoring the extraction. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Drink Dates: 2013-2025
Author: James Laube


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Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

42 bottles owned by 8 collectors.

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About This Producer


Dancing Hares on Howell Mountain is owned by Paula Brooks and Bob Cook, and has the formidable wine team of David Abreu, Andy Erickson and Michel Rolland growing and creating a pair of wines. Dancing Hares and second wine Mad Hatter are both red blends. Total production is fewer than 1000 cases. Quality is exceptionally high.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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