Wine Advocate 95+
“The most expensive offering, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is fashioned from the estate’s 22-year-old, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and is aged in 90% new French oak. It exhibits a dense purple color, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, camphor and toast. Full-bodied, dense, opulent and fleshy, it should drink well for 12-15 years. There is no reason to defer your gratification.” – Robert Parker
2012 was the first vintage for Hourglass’s new winemaking consultant, Tony Biagi, whom I got to know well while he was making wines at Plumpjack winery. Hourglass produces a line of Blue Line wines, which are less expensive. The Blue Line cuvées come from vineyards situated close to the Three Palms and Switchback Ridge vineyards. They have two great vintages in the pipeline.