Reviews & Scores
An inky-deep color with a dark red rim hints at the concentration. Enticing aromas from the spice rack, milk chocolate and vanilla lead to meltingly rich fruit and cocoa flavors that are deep and focused. At first sip it’s almost sweet with ripe black cherry and black currant notes, but the vivid acidity and layer of fine tannins keep it dry and balanced. *Cellar Selection*
This appealing red shows supple generosity, with cassis, blackberry, wild berry, raspberry and spice notes. Trim midpalate, the wine ends with refreshing minerality that keeps the flavors fresh and lively.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline is a little more inward and mineral-driven in style than the Hourglass Cabernet. Bittersweet chocolate, dark cherries, violets and spices meld together effortlessly. Today the 2012 is a bit inward and reticent, but it should start to open in another year or two.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Blue Line, which sees about 70% new oak, is a sexy, open-knit, lush, concentrated wine offering notes of fruitcake, blackcurrants, cedarwood, underbrush and wood spice. Powerful yet silky smooth, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 10 years.