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Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
SKU: 8415

Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  • jd98
  • v97
  • wa96+
  • ws93


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At 27 years of age, the Hourglass Estate has officially entered adulthood. Knockout aromas of black cherry, blueberry, roast coffee, and forest floor are lifted by secondary aromas of bright cranberry, raspberry and garrigue. On the palate, savory notes of black olive, soy sauce and grilled bread frame a dense core of deep pomegranate and dark earth with hints of peat. Rich and densely textured throughout, the plush, creamy tannins provide lush mouthfeel on the long, beguiling finish.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd98

The flagship 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes from the estate vineyard, which is a four-acre hillside site located on the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains. I loved it from barrel, and it doesn't disappoint from bottle, offering an already complex, nuanced style in its blue fruits, lavender, flowers, incense, blueberries, and cassis-laced aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, it has a layered, majestic texture, ripe tannins, and great, great finish, it's a top tier wine in the vintage. Drink bottles any time over the coming 20-25 years.

January 27, 2021
  • v97

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a dark, exotic beauty. Crème de cassis, spice, licorice, lavender and blueberry jam all run through this racy, super-expressive wine. The 2018 is opulent and rich, but also remains light on its feet.

Antonio Galloni, December 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color, it delivers a powerful nose of blackcurrant pastilles, baked plums, boysenberries and black cherry compote with suggestions of menthol, Indian spices, cast-iron pan and black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with ripe, rich black berry layers and an alluring, velvety texture, supported by just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. It is delicious right now, but give it 3-5-years in the cellar for that wow-factor.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 26, 2021
Wine Spectator
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Solidly built, with cassis, dark plum and blackberry fruit notes pumping along, flanked with a tarry edge and backed by anise and roasted apple wood notes. For fans of the big style. Drink now through 2032. 875 cases made.

James Molesworth, June 30, 2021

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