"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.
"2012 was the first vintage for Hourglass’s new winemaking consultant, Tony Biagi, whom I got to know well while he was making wines at Plumpjack winery. Hourglass produces a line of Blue Line wines, which are less expensive. The Blue Line cuvées come from vineyards situated close to the Three Palms and Switchback Ridge vineyards. They have two great vintages in the pipeline."
--91 points Wine Advocate, Oct 2014
"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. Drink now through 2029. 1,000 cases made."
--93 points Wine Spectator, Oct 2015