"Over the years working with Mokelumne Glen Vineyard, we’ve come to feel that the Blaufrankisch offers the most varietal complexity, so we destem it fully and age it in our oldest large-format barrels to let the fruit shine through."
It is dark and complex, with an intriguing spice note joining the natural black and red fruit.
Hatton Daniels was founded in 2009 with the goal of allowing each vintage to speak for itself, without trying to force any style upon the wines. Over time as we have gotten more comfortable with our vineyards and added new wines, our philosophy has evolved to embrace the idea that the best way for a wine to express itself is to ensure that it is made from nothing but grapes, with no additions (other than a small sulfur addition to protect from oxidation in bottle). This means that the fruit needs to be picked early enough that it has plenty of natural acidity, and this leads to wines that are a bit lighter in style, but that are full of energy, and still have plenty of depth and complexity.
Early in his career, Winemaker Dan Fishman, worked at Calvert Woodley Fine Wine & Spirits in DC.
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