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2001 Hourglass - Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2011 VF: 2005-2015

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114
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Source Vinfolio

Author npayab
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Tasted On 08/03/2013
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Tasted On 05/01/2005
Drink Dates 2005-2011

From a four-acre vineyard planted in 1992, the 2001 Hourglass is a deep nearly opaque black cherry red with a few moderately thick legs with considerable pigmentation. Open and airy with roasted plum, cherry, eucalyptus/mint (a few eucalyptus trees abut the vineyard and if one believes their impact on Marth's Vineyard then they are the source for this wine?s characteristic too), and dark oak scents. Excellent acidity and silky tannin allayed with concentrated but not one-dimensional fruit. The wine finishes long with a pleasing softness that is lacking in some 2001s (and is the only aspect of the vintage as a whole that gives me pause). Bob Foley has been the winemaker for this project since 1997, the first vintage commercially released. 100% Cabernet aged in a combination of new and neutral French oak for 18 to 20 months.

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