Hourglass HG III Red Blend 2015 | Cult Napa Opulent Red Blend
Hourglass HG III Red Blend 2015 presents an inky deep ruby in color. Ripe and explosive aromas of blackberry, black plum, mocha, and vanilla tinged with violet notes. Superbly rich, full in body with ample but pliable tannins, good acidity, and brimming with blackberry compote, blueberry jam, savory and sweet baking spice notes, underneath a layer of perfectly integrated, warm, toasty oak. Drink now through 2022.
90RP | Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the Hourglass HG III Red Blend 2015 (a Merlot-heavy blend) has lovely spiced plums and kirsch scents with underlying notes of vanilla pod, chocolate, and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, it gives appealing, pure black fruit flavors, with soft and plush tannins paving the long, spicy finish
Spectacular High Energy 2015 Vintage
We can tell you that in Parker’s “spectacular, high-quality vintage,” Biagi crafted the biggest, boldest, most opulent expression of HG III yet. “This is the golden era in Napa,” Biagi told us with a telling wink. But only winemakers with connections as deep as his can take advantage. So, when you can snag a fabulously rich and supple Napa Red Blend like this, produced by Tony Biagi, there’s no need to ask questions.
Winemaker Tony Biagi
If you want to know what makes winemaker Tony Biagi so special, just ask Robert Parker. Calling him, “one of my favorite personalities in the valley. First working at Duckhorn under famed enologist Tom Rinaldi. Next engineering an astonishing run of 99- and 98-point wines during his nearly decade-long tenure at PlumpJack and Cade. Furthermore, wines now retailing for $300 to $800 per bottle.
Biagi packed Hourglass HG III Red Blend 2015 with fruit from one of Napa’s greatest growers on the west side of the Oak Knoll District. Plus along with Petite Sirah from select head-trained, old-vine parcels. The result, in the gorgeously ripe 2015 vintage is a blockbuster release, dripping with black-fruit richness.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Spectacular High Energy 2015 Vintage | Etch the Cult Hourglass HG III into your cellar | From Parker’s “virtually perfect” Winemaker Tony Biagi|
|Why now?||Availability | $50 w/Free Ship on 3+|
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|What is it?||Napa Valley Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Merlot, Petit Sirah, Cabernet | ABV 15%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2022+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Great Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Weekend Get-togethers with Great Friends|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||Buy 3+ includes Free Shipping|