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The wine that has no name, we have dubbed ‘the unicorn’. This is the newest addition to our line-up and sits atop our pantheon of wines. Originally intended to a be a ‘Black Swift’ wine, these few barrels took a different turn in evolution and in classic hatch manner, spontaneity jumped in and this wine was created. Comprised of Zinfandel from Covert Farms, what struck me about this wine was how different it had become. On paper it was going to be a huge, chewy dark wine. In reality, it’s a structured and powerful wine framed by old world earthy notes and delineated acidity. Good for a long, long nap in your cellar.
Awards & Ratings
“The unconventional folks at The Hatch had no name for this wine so it was dubbed ‘The Unicorn’ and still is. It’s the latest Hatch wine and it has assumed the flagship role for the moment. A handful of barrels of cabernet franc and merlot gleaned from Desert Valley Vineyard is the source for this dark and brooding red. What looks big and weighty is in fact super fresh and linear: where a little California and a little northern Italy meets a lot of Okanagan. The acidity tends to dry out the red cherry finish, giving it a bit of an Italian profile, but a big juicy steak will smooth it all out at this stage. Personally, I will wait five years to see where this wine goes. The label is a Paul Morstad masterpiece, and the original painting is called ‘5 Viennese Psychoanalysts.’ 90 points”
– Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine. Tasted December 26, 2017