Hoopla, The Mutt, Red 2012 [I3]
This wine has a deep brick red color with dark red edges. The aromas jump out of the glass conveying concentrated fruit, extended barrel aging in French oak. Intense boysenberry and cinnamon spices upfront are backed by vanilla and brown sugar notes. The palate is rich with ripe cherry, plum and sandalwood and finish with dry tannins. The grapes come from Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley and it is comprised of Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.