2017 HOURGLASS HG III PROPRIETARY RED
Have you ever tasted a wine that was so near perfection that your immediate thought was, could it be any better? The 2016 Hourglass HG III ranked as my #2 wine in 2018 out of over 5,600 tasted and I thought there was no way they could make it any better. They absolutely made it better, and it was mesmerizing to taste… The 2017 is loaded with seductive blue fruits, Baker’s chocolate and hedonistic spices. The wine was authored by legendary winemaker Toni Biagi… Tony spent nearly 10 years crafting the high-scoring Plumpjack wines, which rank among the best in Napa Valley, and their top Estate wines can go for around $200/btl and garner 100 point scores… At under $60, the HG III is a low price of admission for wine of this outstanding pedigree.
With an exhilarating blueberry perfume, velvety texture, and endless layers of sweet blue and black fruits, cherry pipe tobacco, fresh violets and black chocolate, the HG III combines Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah into an exhilarating blend of pure brilliance. After spending around 16 months in French oak, the 2017 is stunningly gorgeous now, and I bet it will have you questioning if it could possibly get any better than this.