Mad Hatter Napa Valley Red Wine 2015
The 2014 Mad Hatter is a fitting part of a continuum of quality. It is an integrated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Cabernet Franc (19%), Petite Verdot (9%), Syrah (3%) and Malbec (1%). It has aromas of ripe red cherries, blackberries, seasoned with brown baking spices and a hint of juniper, all grounded by notes of freshly tilled soil. True to form, the wine has a soft approach, full body and elegant finish. The palate is dense and earthy, with flavors of red and blackcurrant, blackberry and lavender. A hint of dark chocolate and licorice extend through a long, soft finish.