HOOPLA THE MUTT NAPA VALLEY RED BLEND
“The Mutt” was inspired by Maya and Sophie, our beloved rescue dogs. “The Mutt,” like Maya and Sophie, is playful, unique and never boring. The grapes used are the “seconds”—what doesn’t quite make the grade for our boutique Hoopes wines, we put to good use in “The Mutt.” Maya and Sophie aren’t shy about their pedigrees, and we’re not shy about using “seconds,” either, because they make a wine made from premium grapes very affordable and tasty, too. So come take a walk on the wild side—this Merlotful red blend will have you running through the vineyards, leaping for joy!"
Appellation: Napa Valley
Composition: 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Type: French Oak
Barrel Aging: 18 months in 2-year old barrels and racked 5 times
This Napa Valley Red Blend exemplifies that big 2015 concentration. The aromas are rich and inviting with juicy blackberry, violet, and anise lending layered complexity. The mid-palate is full and plummy with a touch of toasted oak. This structured yet smooth wine finishes with hints of cola and vanilla.