2019 Hourglass 'HGIII' Proprietary Red Napa Valley

$49.95 $79.95

Graceful curves, a jaw-dropping silhouette, and no-fuss approachability ensure you’ll never feel the 7-year itch with HG III from Hourglass. Built with restaurants in mind, it’s an immediate pleasure and food-friendly to boot, with no decanting or aging required to enjoy the deft balance, richness and vibrancy.

In 1976, Ned Smith purchased a small, four-acre parcel atop a knoll two miles north of St. Helena between Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley (not far from Grace Family Vineyard) and planted Zinfandel, hoping to trade his grapes for wine from local vintners. Little did he know that his hobby vineyard was in a sweet spot for Cabernet Sauvignon, something his son Jeff discovered after his father passed away in 1990. Hourglass takes its name from its position at the “pinch” of Napa Valley’s unique hourglass shape. It draws cooling breezes from the south and west, allowing perfect ripeness from year to year. Hourglass’ critical acclaim keeps snowballing – and we were lucky enough to have gotten in on the ground floor. They also own “Blueline” vineyard, a spectacular site not far from Duckhorn’s 3 Palms Vineyard near Calistoga.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Tony Biagi
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
1046989
Size:
750 ml Bottle