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2007 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline Vineyard

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

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SKU: 300720-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($125) Bright red-ruby. Currant, licorice, cedar, fruitcake and smoky oak on the high-toned nose. Supple and rich, with sweet flavors of redcurrant and spicecake dominating. This also shows a slight warmth but there's better definition and energy here than in the merlot. Finishes with plenty of chocolatey oak. This is actually the lowest in alcohol of this set of wines, at 14.3%.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    An equally impressive effort, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline reveals a dense ruby/purple hue followed by notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, smoke, and fruitcake. Full-bodied and dense with the vintage's sweet tannins on display, this long, voluptuous, sexy Cabernet should be enjoyed over the next 15 years
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Offers a rich, robust core of dark berry, licorice, dried herb, cedar and tobacco leaf flavors, supported by rich, extracted tannins and a nice follow-through. The tannins are an issue, as they remain taut and chewy.--Blind 2007 California Cabernet retrospective (January 2017). Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 750 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Nose a bit muted. Big wine on palate, lots of fruit but nice balance. $125, 500 cases, 100% Cab. Bob Foley winemaker. 93 RP, 89 ST, 92 WS.
    Author: WineRyan
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

  • 377 bottles owned
  • 78 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 78 collectors)