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Wine.com (CA) USD 225.00 750ml
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Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002

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550 cases made. Last tasted 12-13-05. Recent tasting generally confrim last year's note, but the wine seems a little less showy and more linear than when released (it may be "napping" a little right now) - The '02 vintage is further confirmation of a consistent personality that is a function of the vineyard's terrior and Bob Foley's incredible skill as a winemaker. Elegance, balance and structure define '02 as is consistent with past vintages, yet this wine gains a little more fruit concentration. Aromatics again play a critical role with an intoxicating mix of black licorice, mint and eucalyptus playing against coffee/toffee and a clean earthiness. The mid-palate retains a full bodied suppleness, with dark fruit concentration and slighly greater texture than '01. Alcohol is relatively high, but is in balance with no "hot" edges. Firm tannin and good acidity provide a solid frame for the saturated dark fruit. The finish is long with some grip from the tannins - a good sign for ageability. As we consistently recommend, decanting is critical to release aromatics and influence texture. We have found a breaking point at around 6 hours for the wine and you could decant much longer if desired. Aging Potential - As '02 is "sleeping" a bit right now, and is so young, we recommend holding for several years. If you just can't help yourself, make sure to decant for 6+ hours.

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Hourglass:
The Hourglass vineyard is located at the "pinch" of the constricting Napa Valley, about two miles north of the town of St. Helena in the heart of the St. Helena AVA (American Viticulture Area) . In a zip code known for stellar Cabernet, its neighbors include among others, Grace Family, Colgin's Tychson Hill, the Ahern vineyard, Duckhorn, Freemark Abbey, and Vineyard 29. Terroir Hourglass is ... Read more
The Hourglass vineyard is located at the "pinch" of the constricting Napa Valley, about two miles north of the town of St. Helena in the heart of the St. Helena AVA (American Viticulture Area) . In a zip code known for stellar Cabernet, its neighbors include among others, Grace Family, Colgin's Tychson Hill, the Ahern vineyard, Duckhorn, Freemark Abbey, and Vineyard 29. Terroir Hourglass is defined by a unique convergence of topography, soil and climate factors that taken as a composite make up its extraordinary terroir The features noted below have an important impact on the growing environment and translate directly to the bottled wine. Read less

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/14/2011

Dark, ripe, rich and concentrated, with a tight beam of cedar, currant, lead pencil and wild berry that fans out nicely on the finish, showing a firm band of tannins. Best from 2007 through 2013. 550 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml



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550 cases made. Last tasted 12-13-05. Recent tasting generally confrim last year's note, but the wine seems a little less showy and more linear than when released (it may be "napping" a little right now) - The '02 vintage is further confirmation of a consistent personality that is a function of the vineyard's terrior and Bob Foley's incredible skill as a winemaker. Elegance, balance and structure define '02 as is consistent with past vintages, yet this wine gains a little more fruit concentration. Aromatics again play a critical role with an intoxicating mix of black licorice, mint and eucalyptus playing against coffee/toffee and a clean earthiness. The mid-palate retains a full bodied suppleness, with dark fruit concentration and slighly greater texture than '01. Alcohol is relatively high, but is in balance with no "hot" edges. Firm tannin and good acidity provide a solid frame for the saturated dark fruit. The finish is long with some grip from the tannins - a good sign for ageability. As we consistently recommend, decanting is critical to release aromatics and influence texture. We have found a breaking point at around 6 hours for the wine and you could decant much longer if desired. Aging Potential - As '02 is "sleeping" a bit right now, and is so young, we recommend holding for several years. If you just can't help yourself, make sure to decant for 6+ hours.

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