Hourglass "HG III" Red Blend 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 87-90]

Hourglass "HG III" Red Blend 2015
(Napa Valley, California) - [RP 87-90]


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2014 Vintage - Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2014 HG III has all the hallmark characteristics of a classic vintage in an expansive, approachable wine upon release. Explosive aromas and flavors of bright black and Bing cherries, blackberries, and pomegranate mingle with roasted hazelnut, toasted vanilla bean and an unmistakable hint of rich dark chocolate. Incorporating the best elements of blending, Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine structure and a lingering finish, while Merlot provides a supple, sleek mid-palate and lush, seductive mouthfeel. The "III" in HG III, Petite Sirah brings the wine's depth and layering (its "secret sauce"). By design, HG III delivers exceptional enjoyment at the pull of the cork. Enjoy!

Vintage
2014 was marked by a warm, dry spring with early bud break, and a warm, even summer. Much of a vine's hormonal cues are driven by spring soil and climate conditions; soil temperature, available nutrients and water all interact to guide the vine's growth cycle and crop loads Moreover, berry size is also a function of these conditions. As a great deal of structure, flavor and aromatics are contained in the berry skins, small berries generally lead to improved density, richness and brighter aromas. Conditions in the spring of contributed to smaller berry size and crop loads - and ultimately fantastic grape chemistry

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah

Barrel Aging: 20 months in new and seasoned French oak

Ratings & Reviews



87-90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Proprietary Red Hourglass H. G. III is essentially the same blend as the 2104, but Tony Biagi said there might be slightly more Merlot. The wine looks similar in quality, but might have slightly more tannin and seemed more tightly knit, although it has that wonderful sweetness of fruit that 2015 provides. Both are meant to be drunk over the next 3-4 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (30th Dec 2016)