HG III is the Hourglass’s second wine, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah from declassified lots of their estate vineyards supplemented by purchased fruit. Its aroma reads like black fruits, bitter coffee, a drift of resinous herbs and loam. The wine’s boxy structure is burnished with spices and oak, posing the framework for steeped blue and red berries.
Concentrated and muscular, but integrated. Pair it with rich meats—grilled steaks or chops, coffee-rubbed a natural.
14.8% abv | $50 (sample)