Red

2008 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.8 27 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • gsquireh Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 30, 2020 - Listen, I could rank this higher than a 95, just from the surprise element. Last four evenings at dinner (during our extended stay at home) included a 2000 Pontet Canet, a 2013 Palmaz, 2000 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, and a 2000 Château Monbousquet. This wine is STILL "a delicious hard to stop drinking and almost eating delight!" Plum pie has come to the forefront, while plopping a handful of blueberries in your mouth. Chewing and luxuriating with the results is the pièce de résistance, next to the plum pie. Seduction at a whole new level. Come on...... this second (or alternative Hourglass wine) is a a beauty, and it kills many Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Italian, and a lot of California wines. ONE word, PLEASURE, second word, surprise. Who'd a thunk this would be such a treat tonight after twelve years. Not me! I was drinking because Cellar Tacker said it needed to be drunk. I guess we both are correct!

    Next on the to be drunk wines, the 1993 Château Mouton Rothschild. According to Parker, this Mouton should have been drunk in 2015. I just did not want to part with the label on the unopened bottle, an unprovocative portrait nude of a pre-teenager by Balthus. I have found it hard to part with my 18 consecutive vintages from 1993-2010. Telle est la vie du vin à boire. Bravo Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin for all you have accomplished since 2003! Posting that note on Sunday after our Saturday dinner extravaganza. Staying in ain't too bad!

  • TMOVino2 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 23, 2019 - This vintage was made by Bob Foley and it’s delicious! Aromas of plum, cherry, sea salt, toasted caramel and cassis. Gorgeous ruby hue that seems to be holding strong at 11 years old. Flavors carry cherry, raspberry, tobacco, cedar, spice box, and a graphite/charcoal/mineral flavor after the very long finish. An outstanding wine that still has plenty of life ahead.

  • madalyn wrote: 89 points

    December 19, 2018 - it is fading fast, drink up

  • shapida wrote: flawed

    August 5, 2018 - Corked! Bummer!

  • Vitis Maximus Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 28, 2018 - What a delight. Blueberry compote and touch of graphite and crushed rocks. Tannins were fully resolved but the fast was structured and not flabby. Good stuff Maynard. Drink it up without a decant.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Hourglass
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Blueline
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 429 (52%)
  • Consumed 384 (47%)

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