Hourglass HGIII Red Blend 2019
|California, Napa Valley
The 2019 vintage for HGIII is a knockout - an unequivocal example of how this expansive, rich and deeply textured wine overdelivers. Tony's ingenious blend, the core trio of varieties all offer distinction and harmony to the final blend: Merlot leads with finesse and approachability, Cabernet Sauvignon elevates with structure and polish, and Petite Syrah grounds the blend with gravitas and bass. With red and black currant forming the aromatic core, dried herb and fennel are their verdant, savory counterpart. A ripe juicy frame of dark sour and red cherry mingles with inky black cassis laced with fine streaks of dark Belgian chocolate. Undeniably approachable now, and yet with the structure, density, and complexity for great ageability.
The larger production 2019 HG3 has lots of ripe blue and black fruits as well as hints of mint and eucalyptus. Medium to full-bodied, soft, forward, and undeniably delicious, it's ideal for drinking over the coming decade.