Hourglass "HG III" Red Blend 2017 (Napa Valley, California) -  [JD 91-93] [RP 90] [AG 89-91]

Hourglass "HG III" Red Blend 2017
(Napa Valley, California) - [JD 91-93] [RP 90] [AG 89-91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Rich, textural layers define HG III. The 2017 greets with lifted aromatics of wild cherry, blueberry, cassis, and subtle hints of dried flowers and savory herbs. These aromas carry forward on the palate, the medley of saturated, pure fruit flavors providing dimension to the broad-shouldered, sumptuous texture. Dense and concentrated, yet balanced by lively acidity, a refined structure and well-integrated tannins, HG III delivers an eminently drinkable wine at cork-pull.

Blending Notes:
HG III is Tony Biagi’s riff on the Napa Valley red blend. Crafted with select lots from our Blueline Estate and carefully sourced vineyards in Napa Valley, HG III embodies the deft balance of richness and vibrancy that is at the heart of what we do at Hourglass. Merlot offers sleek, approachable texture and bright red fruit components, Petite Sirah provides the anchoring bass notes of dark blue and black fruit, and Cabernet weaves these together with structural framing and elegant refinement.

Ratings & Reviews

91-93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Moving to the barrel samples, the 2017 HG3 is a fruity, forward, total charmer that gives up medium to full-bodied notes of blue and black fruits and leafy herbs. It’s well-made and already hard to resist, yet I suspect it will keep for more than a decade." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 HG III is a blend of 60% Merlot, 17% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon plus some mixed field blends. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has a pretty perfume of baked black cherries, plum pudding and spice cake with wafts of wilted roses and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with evocative juicy black and blue fruits, framed by plush tannins, finishing spicy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2019)

89-91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2017 HG III is a delicious entry-level wine from Hourglass. Plump, juicy and forward, with striking fruit, the 2017 is shaping up nicely. This Merlot-based blend has a lot to offer. I would prefer to drink it on the young side, while the black cherry and plum fruit remain vibrant." Antonio Galloni - (Dec 2018)