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Hourglass Hgiii Red Blend 2014

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2014 HG III has all the hallmark characteristics of a classic vintage wound into a very enjoyable and approachable wine upon release. Bounding aromas of fresh vibrant fruit-black and Bing cherry, blackberries and pomegranate-mingle with elevated notes of roasted hazel nut and toasted vanilla bean to create an explosive and compelling aromatic. Layers of fruit, crossing a spectrum of red and black berries, incorporate the finest elements of blending Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Sirah (the "III" of HG III): Merlot for a supple and sleek mid palate texture; Cabernet for core structure and extended finish; and the "secret sauce" of Petit Sirah for depth and layering. An unmistakable hint of dark chocolate yields a richness that beautifully complements a bright, pure fruit character. The firm tannins of Cabernet provide just enough structure, while the mouthfeel driven by Merlot is decidedly lush and seductive. The blend finishes strong with expansive and lingering notes.

Region: USA » California

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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

The 2014 HG III has all the hallmark characteristics of a classic vintage wound into a very enjoyable and approachable wine upon release. Bounding aromas of fresh vibrant fruit-black and Bing cherry, blackberries and pomegranate-mingle with elevated notes of roasted hazel nut and toasted vanilla bean to create an explosive and compelling aromatic. Layers of fruit, crossing a spectrum of red and black berries, incorporate the finest elements of blending Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Sirah (the "III" of HG III): Merlot for a supple and sleek mid palate texture; Cabernet for core structure and extended finish; and the "secret sauce" of Petit Sirah for depth and layering. An unmistakable hint of dark chocolate yields a richness that beautifully complements a bright, pure fruit character. The firm tannins of Cabernet provide just enough structure, while the mouthfeel driven by Merlot is decidedly lush and seductive. The blend finishes strong with expansive and lingering notes.

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