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2007 Hourglass - Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 70304-2007
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($135; 15.5% alcohol) Full medium ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry liqueur, currant, licorice and fruitcake; exotic and high-toned. Then lush, sweet and fat with fruit; the most concentrated of these wines and the least obviously warm. But this very ripe and high-toned wine is not for burying in the cellar. Finishes with broad, building tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Hourglass's flagship wine, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of their strongest efforts to date. An inky/purple color is followed by subtle scents of barbecue smoke, black currants, black cherries, licorice, and a hint of oak. Full-bodied, generously endowed, and deep with loads of concentration, purity, and texture, it is approachable now, but should evolve for 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Pushes ripeness to blackberry and black cherry pie flavors while retaining a delicate balance and tight focus. Full-bodied, polished and elegant, streamlined, riveting and most complex on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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

    • 273 bottles owned
    • 65 collectors