2007 Hourglass Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Hourglass’s flagship wine, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of their strongest efforts to date. An inky/purple color is followed by subtle scents of barbecue smoke, black currants, black cherries, licorice, and a hint of oak. Full-bodied, generously endowed, and deep with loads of concentration, purity, and texture, it is approachable now, but should evolve for 20-25 years.
Pushes ripeness to blackberry and black cherry pie flavors while retaining a delicate balance and a tight focus. Full-bodied, polished and elegant, streamlined, riveting and most complex on the finish. Best from 2011 through 2018.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full medium ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry liqueur, currant, licorice and fruitcake; exotic and high-toned. Then lush, sweet and fat with fruit; the most concentrated of these wines and the least obviously warm. But this very ripe and high-toned wine is not for burying in the cellar. Finishes with broad, building tannins.