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2007 Hourglass - Cabernet Franc Blueline Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Franc
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SKU: 393144-2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Pure and rich, supple and powerful at points, this is aging nicely despite the gritty tannins. The core of dark berry, currant, plum and mocha provides a tasty mix of flavors. The texture is the issue. Offers plenty of fruit for the future, but this is too tannic.--Blind 2007 California Cabernet retrospective (January 2017). Drink now through 2022. 200 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2007 Cabernet Franc Blueline exhibits abundant characteristics of blueberries, black raspberries, charcoal, incense, and flowers in its round, gracious, generously-endowed personality. With outstanding purity, texture, and depth, the wine never comes across as heavy, but rather, pure and rich. A classic example of combining power with finesse, it can be drunk now and over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Barrett
    Author: dwdorman

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

  • 32 bottles owned
  • 13 collectors