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Hourglass Hg III Red Blend 2016

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Napa Valley, CaliforniaWine Advocate 92+ points!Hourglass HG III Red Blend is a beautiful Napa Valley red blend from winemaker Tony Biagi and vintners Jeff & Carolyn Smith. It is a blend of Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 16 months in new and seasoned French oak."The 2016 HG III follows the characteristics of the vintage. A beautiful, classic example of grace and balance, weighted with depth and dimension. An aromatic waterfall of bright floral notes (rose oil and tobacco), descending into pure fruit (red and black cassis), anchored with toasty wood aromas (cedar). A kaleidoscope of overlapping aromas and flavors that carry through to the initial palate impression and on to a lingering finish. Merlot provides the influence of tangy dark sour cherry, raspberry and cedar, with a bright liveliness on the palate. Petite Sirah yields the deeper bass notes and the weight of darker flavors (black olive, blueberry, baker's chocolate and blackberry bramble), and Cabernet Sauvignon provides the classic delineation and structural framework that weaves the blend together, all the while allowing Merlot to charm with its seductive lusciousnessrich and compelling. With the 2016 vintage, Tony believes the core tannin structure lends the capacity for aging upwards of 7 to 10 years, but HG III is designed to deliver at the pull of the cork. We see no point in delaying gratification!" ~Jeff Smith, 2018Enjoy Hourglass HG III Red Blend over the next 10-15 years with roast beef, steaks, rich vegetable dishes and aged cheeses.

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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

External Reviews for Hourglass Hg III Red Blend

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
11/03/2018

Napa Valley, CaliforniaWine Advocate 92+ points!Hourglass HG III Red Blend is a beautiful Napa Valley red blend from winemaker Tony Biagi and vintners Jeff & Carolyn Smith. It is a blend of Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 16 months in new and seasoned French oak."The 2016 HG III follows the characteristics of the vintage. A beautiful, classic example of grace and balance, weighted with depth and dimension. An aromatic waterfall of bright floral notes (rose oil and tobacco), descending into pure fruit (red and black cassis), anchored with toasty wood aromas (cedar). A kaleidoscope of overlapping aromas and flavors that carry through to the initial palate impression and on to a lingering finish. Merlot provides the influence of tangy dark sour cherry, raspberry and cedar, with a bright liveliness on the palate. Petite Sirah yields the deeper bass notes and the weight of darker flavors (black olive, blueberry, baker's chocolate and blackberry bramble), and Cabernet Sauvignon provides the classic delineation and structural framework that weaves the blend together, all the while allowing Merlot to charm with its seductive lusciousnessrich and compelling. With the 2016 vintage, Tony believes the core tannin structure lends the capacity for aging upwards of 7 to 10 years, but HG III is designed to deliver at the pull of the cork. We see no point in delaying gratification!" ~Jeff Smith, 2018Enjoy Hourglass HG III Red Blend over the next 10-15 years with roast beef, steaks, rich vegetable dishes and aged cheeses.



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