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2006 Hourglass - Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 92 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 70304-2006
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($135) Good deep ruby-red. Smoky plum, tobacco leaf, spices and eucalyptus on the nose. Lush and spicy, with good underlying minerality to the plum, licorice and marzipan flavors. Quite dry and uncompromising cabernet, finishing with a broad dusting of tannins and very good length. I'd give this a year or two in the cellar.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 92

    Blueberry, cola, hints of new oak, and intense fruit on the nose. Full bodied, with a big impact of toasted oak and ripe fruit but ends very woody, with caramel and chocolate. Another full throttled Cab from California. Try it in a year or two; needs to calm down a little. Pull the cork in 2012. 14+23+22+33. Find the wine
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Offers the vitality of youth, with a firm core of spicy, floral dark berry, licorice and mocha notes and rich, chewy tannins. The flavors stay with you on the long aftertaste, yet the drying finish indicates this is at a good drinking stage.'2006 California Cabernet blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2022. 700 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hourglass has a dense purple color and a sweet nose of licorice, black currants, smoke, cedar, and some high-class subtle oak in the background. The wine is full-bodied, avoids some of the harder tannins that sometimes arise in this vintage, and has a very layered, multi-dimensional mouthfeel and finish. This is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for 20 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: matai2
  • Self | Rating: 99

    extraordinary wine and great effort from bob foley. one of the best 06 cal cabs i have had to date!
    Author: tiberite
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

  • 383 bottles owned
  • 78 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 78 collectors)