Mad Hatter Napa Valley Red Blend 2017
Since the first vintage in 2003, our goal with Mad Hatter has been to craft an elegant Bordeaux blend using grapes grown throughout the Napa Valley. The 2016 vintage aptly continues that commitment, with vineyards in St Helena, Rutherford, Coombsville, Calistoga, and Diamond Mountain.
Under the winemaking and farming direction of Shawn Johnson and Tuck Beckstoffer, vineyard blocks were selected with a blend of micro climates and soils to highlight the best Napa Valley has to offer, creating a wine with complex aromas, purity of fruit, balance and a long silky finish.
Our 2017 Mad Hatter expresses aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate and toasted almonds. In the mouth, flavors of blackberry, licorice and plum come forth to enhance a full mouthfeel and silky finish.
“Plenty of ripe blueberry and plum aromas here with a swathe of violet-like florals, too. The palate is succulent and fleshy with a long array of plush, supple tannins that carry ample depth and rich, fresh fruit to the finish.” – James Suckling