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2002 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 70304-2002-1500

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($110) Saturated red-ruby color. Superripe, liqueur-like aromas of candied berries, iron, fennel and black licorice. Sweet, thick flavors of currant, blackberry and licorice. A big, rich, youthfully aggressive wine that needs a year or two to harmonize. Finishes with ripe, dusty, very broad tannins that coat the palate. From a vineyard just off the valley floor, planted on fractured shale over bedrock.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A dark opaque plum/garnet/purple color is followed by a beautiful, fully evolved bouquet of spring flowers, black currant jam, blackberries and hints of dark raspberries, camphor and acacia flowers. Silky, full-bodied and voluptuously textured, this opulent, expansive, generously endowed, fully mature Cabernet Sauvignon should be consumed over the next 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Dark, ripe, rich and concentrated, with a tight beam of cedar, currant, lead pencil and wild berry that fans out nicely on the finish, showing a firm band of tannins. 550 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Hal1
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Delicious: This is singing right now. The nose is currant and dark fruit. Tannins are softening. Licorice and plum flavors cover the palate. Long finish.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2015
    Author: Conrad K
Proprietor Jeff Smith has developed Hourglass Cabernet into one of the most anticipated releases each year since its debut in 1997. Winemaker (and Jeff's fellow band mate) Bob Foley gets the most out of this vineyard, named for its location at the narrowest point of the Napa Valley, just north of St. Helena. Production is consistently under 1000 cases.

See other similar producers:Hundred Acre,Garric Cellars,Emerson Brown

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 444 bottles owned
  • 104 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 104 collectors)