Hourglass was created by Ned Smith in 1976, who loved making Zinfandel from this property. In 1992 his son Jeff Smith took over the land and business and enlisted Robert Foley as his winemaker. They started Hourglass 2.0. by making Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, and Sauvignon Blanc from this amazing property. Jeff purchased what is now the Blueline Vineyard as well. As of a couple of years, Tony Biagi (formerly with Spottswoode, Cade, etc.) has taken over the winemaking reins at the winery.
Hourglass HG III 2019 Napa Valley
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The Hourglass HG III is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah. It offers up a deep purple-black color that opens with notions of warm black plums, mulberries, and Black Forest cake with touches of fallen leaves, baking spices, and hoisin plus a waft of wild sage. The wine is full-bodied with loads of spiced plums flavors on offer in the mouth, it has a plush texture and long, silky finish.
Winemaker Notes: “The 2019 vintage for HGIII is a knockout – an unequivocal example of how this expansive, rich and deeply textured wine over-delivers. Tony’s ingenious blend and 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 counterparts. 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.”
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