Hourglass'HGIII' Napa Valley Red 2019- Special Priced 3-Pack
As vintner, Jeff Smith, and winemaker, Tony Biagi, will tell you – the 2019 HGIII is a knockout! Like in previous vintages, it is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Sirah. As Jeff explains, “Tony’s ingenious blend, the core trio of varieties, all offer distinction and harmony to the final blend: Merlot leads with finesse and approachability, Cabernet Sauvignon elevates with structure and polish, and Petite Sirah grounds the blend with gravitas and bass. With red and black currant forming the aromatic core, dried herb and fennel are their verdant, savory counterpart. A ripe juicy frame of dark sour and red cherry mingles with inky black cassis laced with fine streaks of dark Belgian chocolate. Undeniably approachable now, and yet with the structure, density, and complexity for great ageability.”
With 24-acres across two estates, Hourglass is planted to all five red Bordeaux varieties. But it began as a 6-acre property that was founded by vintner Jeff Smith's father, Ned in 1976. Where an outcropping of the Maycamas mountains jutted eastward, the Napa Valley floor was pinched to a near figure eight (like an hourglass), and this unclaimed knoll of hillside lay precisely in the narrowest point in the bench of the Vaca Mountains in what is now the Calistoga AVA.
- AppellationNapa Valley