2007 Hourglass "Blueline" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An equally impressive effort, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline reveals a dense ruby/purple hue followed by notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, smoke, and fruitcake. Full-bodied and dense with the vintage’s sweet tannins on display, this long, voluptuous, sexy Cabernet should be enjoyed over the next 15 years. (RP)
Weaves together a complex array of flavors, from currant, blueberry, black licorice and damp earth to floral, spice and cedar. Full-bodied, intense, concentrated and persistent, both powerful and refined. Best from 2011 through 2018. 750 cases made.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Currant, licorice, cedar, fruitcake and smoky oak on the high-toned nose. Supple and rich, with sweet flavors of redcurrant and spicecake dominating. This also shows a slight warmth but there's better definition and energy here than in the merlot. Finishes with plenty of chocolatey oak. This is actually the lowest in alcohol of this set of wines, at 14.3%.