Hourglass HG III Napa Valley Cabernet Blend 2016

To say Tony Biagi is a Robert Parker Darling is an understatement. During his tenure at Plumpjack, CADE, et al) Parker rained down a tirade of 98 and 99 point scores on Tony’s wines – easily justifying the $300 to $800 price tags.

His 2012 departure for Hourglass was felt throughout the valley with many unsure about the future. Those doubts have been squashed now, as critics have continued to rave, with this year’s Cab returning Tony to the rarefied air of 98 points yet again.

Now that Vinous Media named Tony Biagi their winemaker of year in 2020 – the cat is completely out of the bag and one of the drop dead best values in all of Napa has steadily risen in price, now a well-deserved $50 a bottle. Still a steal for one of the drop dead best values in all of Napa.

Original price was: $55.00.Current price is: $39.00.

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93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Showing the quality of this vintage, the 2016 HG III is a big, opulent, incredibly sexy effort that boasts a deep purple color and terrific notes of black cherries, chocolate, dried flowers, and spice. Made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah (that’s the III of HG III), it’s one heck of a red blend and well worth seeking out.

93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck 

Made by Vinous’ 2020 Winemaker of the Year, Tony Biagi (Plumpjack, Cade), this one is a ‘can’t miss’ coming out of Napa. The flagship Cabernet from Biagi received a 98, but will set you back close to $200/btl if not more. Today’s wine is an absolutely ridiculous value that is just getting better with some time in the cellar. It’s a full-bodied, sleak Cabernet blend with velvety dark chocolate notes that beautifully mesh with black cherries and figs. The tannins are ripe and firm, and the wine has a beautiful drive from start to finish. 

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