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2017 Hourglass HGIII

2017 Hourglass HGIII

Winemaker
Tony Biagi
Vintners
Jeff & Carolyn Smith
Partners
The Chilton & Clark Families
Vineyard Designation
Hourglass Estate
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietals
Merlot, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Program
16 months, combined of new and seasoned French oak

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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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Other Vintages

2016 HG III
2015 HG III
2014 HG III
2013 HG III
2012 HG III