Composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a deep purple-black color. It confidently strides out of the glass with classic cassis, plum preserves and cedar chest notes with hints of violets, graphite, unsmoked cigars and incense. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, offering a firm foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and a lively backbone to support the finely nuanced layers, finishing very long and mineral laced.
The 2019 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot) got a few "Wows" in the notes, and it's a stunning example of 2019 Cabernet. Lots of cassis, spice, tobacco leaf, and a hint of eucalyptus give way to a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, seamless Cabernet with polished tannins, good acidity, and a great finish. It reminds me of an old Heitz Martha's Vineyard.