Red

2005 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • hsacks Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 23, 2018 - Deep purple red color. Heady aromas of black fruits, dark chocolate and wood spices. Ripe, fully integrated fruit in the mouth with great depth and length. Thick and persistent on the palate. For most people this outstanding wine was the WOTN and smoked the 2010 Ch. Margaux.

  • jaxpaj wrote: 93 points

    April 14, 2017 - Ready to drink! Do not wait any longer. The wine has lost some of the fruit and replaced with fine cigar. All together it lived up to expectations and I think the reviews below are a little too harsh. This wine isn't a 96-100pt wine but it is defiantly a very well made wine.

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  • sbeeks Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 17, 2015 - Just starting to flatten out and lose the fruit, but still good.

  • walkerjfw wrote: 94 points

    November 13, 2015 - In our cellar, party for Lauren G. From a magnum, decanted for about two hours, drank over an hour. Wanted to visit this wine on its 10th anniversary...haven't had in a couple years

    Consistent with prior notes: "Dark purple, inky color. Nose is very rich and aromatic - fruit and earth-like. Black fruits, blackberry, cassis, currants, chocolate. Tannins are starting to resolve. Finish is spectacular - 30+ seconds. Can see the Foley signature in this wine."

    This was really gorgeous on this night, drank next to an 07 Sabon CdP (Presitge). WOTN for most of the group. Decant really gives this a chance to open up - a quick tasting on opening was very nice, needs the air time to show the secondary flavors. Great to drink this wine now, should hold at this level for a while (especially large formats)

  • MJTed wrote: 88 points

    December 22, 2014 - Popped and poured. Drank over 2 nights. Still young and primary. Dark, brooding with prominent oak. nothing special for the $.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/20/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon) From 375 ml - dark ruby color; blackberry, black currant, black raspberry syrup, lifted nose; blackberry, black raspberry syrup, black currant, pencil lead palate with a little stewed fruit; needs 4-5 years; medium-plus finish

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  • By Benjamin T. Weinberg
    March 2009 (link)

    (Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon) The finely grained midpalate is balanced by lively acidity and a refined finish. This wine shows nuances of black licorice, mint, eucalyptus, toffee, crème de cassis, and pomegranate.
    Winery Spotlight: Robert Foley Vineyards

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Hourglass
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
  • In Cellars 974 (62%)
  • Consumed 602 (38%)

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