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2014 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline Vineyard

  • 91 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 89 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 300720-2014

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  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 89

    A full and layered red with plum, berry and cherry character. Slightly extracted tannins with the cold soak cabernet character. Full and chewy. A little old school. Drink in 2019.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    As for the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline Estate, this wine is an outstanding wine from Tony Biagi. Classic blackcurrant notes intermixed with forest floor, underbrush, cedar wood and spice box are present in this full-bodied wine that is meant to be drunk over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline is plump, juicy and forward, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and tobacco are all pushed forward. This is a soft, fruit-driven style for the year, but there is enough backbone to support at least a handful of years in the cellar. Dollops of Malbec and Petit Verdot round out the blend.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    There are plenty of nice parts here, from the smoky, toasty oak to the rich core of black licorice and berry. Rustic, edgy and chewy in texture, leaving one hoping this will smooth out in the bottle. Drink now through 2028. 1,000 cases made.
    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.

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    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

    • 50 bottles owned
    • 12 collectors