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This supple Cabernet feels gentle and soft on entry, then stuns with hidden power and depth. Fully ripe, with chocolaty cassis and cherry flavors. Marked by firm tannins, it is generous now, yet should hold for a good…

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The Winery


Jeff and Carolyn Smith turned this family estate, established by Jeff’s father back in 1976, into a successful winery after replanting the property with Cabernet. Hourglass has been hailed as one of the rising stars since its first Cabernet vintage back in 1997. The name Hourglass is appropriate for its unique shape of how these hillside vineyards lay in between two mountain ranges providing a site unlike any other in Napa.

In 2006, Jeff acquired the Blueline Estate, another equally expressive site planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec. The wines produced from these two vineyards undeniably capture the essence of Napa valley with big rich flavors, structure and ample concentration. Below is a vast list of Hourglass reds that won’t disappoint.

Rare Wines, Serious Collectors

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