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2011 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 87 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 70304-2011

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Offers mint and mocha scents that turn to hints of bay leaf. Dry and tannic, with dried berry, herb and crushed rock notes lending this a gritty aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    The medium-bodied 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate's red and obsidian soils reveals some of the vintage's lightness and forest floor characteristics along with a hint of bay leaf. It's good, but for this price it is not terribly exciting.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016-2017
    Author: Aylward Justin
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

  • 67 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors