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HOURGLASS "HG3"  Napa Valley Red Wine 2015  

Retail Price: $52

Value Rating: 3.5

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: February 5, 2018
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Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90.5

Great Value


Merlot based Bordeaux-style (“Right Bank”) blend with a twist: 10% Petite Sirah included. Once again, in the realm of Napa Valley Bordeaux-style reds, HG3 gives you A LOT of happiness for the price. Seductive sweet spicy oak and jammy berry/cherry nose continues on the palate along some kirsch (cherry liqueur), black truffle, cocoa and new leather handbag. Rich, medium/low acidity, soft tannins and perfectly ripe, the HG3 is drinking surprisingly well right now.

Hourglass is a super-high quality Napa winery that is a dependable pick when you’re looking for high-end Cabernets and Merlot. Their “HG3,” a relatively new wine in their line-up, is a great value year in and year out. The 2015 HG3 is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah. Tony Biagi, winemaker.

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Where to Buy: Bordeaux Style Red, Domestic, Domestic Red, Merlot, Red Blends