2019 Hourglass HGIII
2019 Hourglass HGIII The 2019 vintage for HGIII is a knockout – an unequivocal example of how this expansive, rich and deeply textured wine overdelivers. Tony’s ingenious blend, the core trio of varieties all offer distinction and harmony to the final blend: Merlot leads with finesse and approachability, Cabernet Sauvignon elevates with structure and polish, and Petite Syrah grounds the blend with gravitas and bass. With red and black currant forming the aromatic core, dried herb and fennel are their verdant, savory counterpart. A ripe juicy frame of dark sour and red cherry mingles with inky black cassis laced with fine streaks of dark Belgian chocolate. Undeniably approachable now, and yet with the structure, density, and complexity for great age-ability.
GREAT PRICE ON A GREAT WINE!
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Hourglass is one of the great Cult producers in Napa. Their wines have become hugely sought after. Just about all there wine is sold directly from the Winery where there is a waiting list. A tiny amount comes out East and we are lucky to get some to offer. They are famous for their great Cabernets that sell for way over $100 a bottle. What many don’t know is that they also make called the HGIII that sells for about $60 a bottle that is one of the smarter insider best buys coming out of Napa. The wine is made from Hourglass fruit that receives the same expertise and tender loving care as their Cabs and today we can offer you that wine all the way down to $34.99 a bottle. This price is a no-brainer buy! The wine is a selection of the more fruit forward barrels and is a study in the art of blending. The Hourglass HGIII 2019 has spectacular appeal right out of the gate and will improve in the cellar over the next ten years. The property dates back to 1976, eventually purchased in 1992 by Jeff Smith, son of the original owner Ned Smith. In 1992, Jeff enlisted his family friend Bob Foley as winemaker for their new venture. Bob is an absolute rock star, and his wines are some of Napa’s most sought after cult bottlings, including Robert Foley Vineyards, School House, Paloma, Pride Mountain, and Switchback Ridge, which neighbors Hourglass.
This knockout is recognized as one of the great values coming out of Napa from one of the great Napa Cab producers. We sell it and recommend it at $59.99 per bottle. At $34.99 you should back up the truck on this wine. Enjoy!