Winemaker's Notes: "Along with dark, rich aromas of mocha, chocolate and marinated cherries, the wine breathes out a vibrancy and aromatic brightness, laced with notes of incense, graphite, and toasting oak. These complexities carry through to the palate, where mouthwatering fruit flavors and subtle space notes meld with the smoky, ore-rich undertones. Even at this young age, the tannins are already highly polished, so the wine is immediately enjoyable. However, it will continue to evolve and improve with years in the bottle. Blend: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot"
98 Points The Wine Advocate - "Their flagship wine, the 2013 Proprietary Red Dancing Hares is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The color is a saturated ruby/purple, the nose sightly more restrained than the Mad Hatter, but intense, deep and promising. The wine is extremely full-bodied, with notes of chocolate, espresso, crème de cassis, licorice and blackberry, this has killer intensity, super full-bodied richness, but is relatively light on its feet for this kind of mass and richness. This is a fabulous wine and certainly a great 2013, which is saying something in a vintage that is this incredible. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
94 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2013 Dancing Hares is endowed with striking depth and concentration. Blackberry jam, crème de cassis, espresso, mocha and plums are all laced together. A wine of density and power, the 2013 packs a serious punch, but the aromatics still need time to open up post-bottling. There is plenty to look forward to in this intense, virile wine from Dancing Hares."