Winemaker:

Bob Foley (Pride Mountain, Robert Foley, Switchback of Hourglass.  As one of the elite winemakers in Napa Valley, Bob has worked his usual magic in crafting these wines.
Hourglass elicits his style of ripe dark fruit concentration, sweet round tannic structure and a long velvety finish.  Throughout Bob's winemaking, he strives for balance, with
deep flavors and supple textures.  Bob's approach here is to provide this stylistic overlay, while bringing forward the vineyard's terroir with a subtle hand.  Elements of
eucalyptus, mint, black licorice, and earth are woven together, while balancing these nuances against the sweet coffee/toffee aromas of new French oak.   The result of his
crafting is a deeply complex wine full of personality and great balance.   Bob describes Hourglass as "more Margaux, feminine and complex." Bob Foley (Pride Mountain,
Robert Foley, Switchback Ridge, School House, Paloma, etc.) is the winemaker of Hourglass.  As one of the elite winemakers in Napa Valley, Bob has worked his usual
magic in crafting these wines.  Hourglass elicits his style of ripe dark fruit concentration, sweet round tannic structure and a long velvety finish.  
Throughout Bob's winemaking, he strives for balance, with deep flavors and supple textures.  Bob's approach here is to provide this stylistic overlay, while bringing forward
the vineyard's terroir with a subtle hand.  Elements of eucalyptus, mint, black licorice, and earth are woven together, while balancing these nuances against the sweet
coffee/toffee aromas of new French oak.   The result of his crafting is a deeply complex wine full of personality and great balance.   Bob describes Hourglass as "more
Margaux, feminine and complex."  The complexity and subtlety of Hourglass is a testament to Bob's breadth and skill as one of Napa Valley's finest winemakers.                    
                                                                                                                                                                                         
2007 Hourglass, Blueline, Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes:  The ’07 Hourglass Blueline   Doughy black
berry pie, toasted espresso bean and coco powder,
combined with hints of sage & tar, eliciting a sweet & savory
character.  The palette is dense with flavors of cassis, dark
fruits, and black cherry.  The tannins are ripe and polished
leading to a soft mouth feel and lingering finish.   
For The Distinctive Epicurean and Wine Enthusiast
Chef   & Vintner
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Bob Foley
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