2004 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon:
After a somewhat disappointing 2003, Hourglass’s 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, made by well-known consulting winemaker Bob Foley, is a blockbuster, opulent, complex, deep ruby/purple effort. Beautiful aromas of melted licorice, white chocolate, creme de cassis, flowers, and background oak soar from this bewitching, opulent, fleshy, succulent Cabernet. This full-bodied beauty will provide delicious drinking early on, and age nicely for 10-15 years.
by Robert Parker, Issue #168, December 2006
--The Wine Advocate
Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004:
A mix of dusty mint, sage and racy Cabernet aromas are joined on the palate by rich currant and blackberry fruit that's focused, intense and concentrated, ending with a loamy Cabernet aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. 600 cases made.
by James Laube, November 15, 2007
2004 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley:
Good deep red-ruby. Bound-up nose offers cassis, licorice and mint, plus a suggestion of sweet butter. Suave, sweet and primary, with black cherry and black licorice flavors lifted by a minty nuance. This dense, silky fruit bomb really spreads out to saturate the palate. Wonderfully fine-grained and fresh on the finish, which features sweet tannins and terrific length. The best vintage yet for this bottling, thanks in large part to a very low crop level. 94 points
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 07
--Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
|winery notes: Moderately high alcohol is balanced against integrated sweet oak, and depth of fruit. Aromatics play as important a role as texture, or flavor. Nuances of black licorice, mint, eucalyptus, earth, coffee/toffee, crème-de-cassis, and pomegranate, blend back and forth between aroma, and taste.|
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