The Hatch 2014 'The Unicorn' Reviews

“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