2002 Hourglass - Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

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VF    IWC 92   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Vinfolio | Rating: 

Drink Dates: 2004-2015
Author: Vinfolio Team


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($110) Saturated red-ruby color. Superripe, liqueur-like aromas of candied berries, iron, fennel and black licorice. Sweet, thick flavors of currant, blackberry and licorice. A big, rich, youthfully aggressive wine that needs a year or two to harmonize. Finishes with ripe, dusty, very broad tannins that coat the palate. From a vineyard just off the valley floor, planted on fractured shale over bedrock.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/24/2012
Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Delicious: This is singing right now. The nose is currant and dark fruit. Tannins are softening. Licorice and plum flavors cover the palate. Long finish.

Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

70 bottles owned by 57 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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