So I have been on the list for awhile and keep telling myself I am going to drop off but keep buying because I like the wine that much. However, the cellar is already overflowing and I need to make some tough choices. The 2012 Estate went for $165/$365 (750ml/1500ml); the 2013 is being offered for $185/$405. I mean I guess, that’s not much of a price hike compared to the base price but I think it just passed my upper threshold. Especially when I compare to something like a Maybach that’s going for less. I know Hourglass does not get much attention on this board but I was curious if anyone else was going through this same thought process.
Thought this was going to be pictures of Jennifer Lawrence or something.
I’m in for at least 3. Maybe 6. While I agree with you in principle, I simply can’t help myself. It’s really that good.
I just tasted at the winery. The estate is by far their best wine, but I think it’s overpriced at these levels when compared to wines like Maybach, Realm, etc., which I think are better. Still, good juice.
The new winemaker (Tony Biagi) has really taken them to the next level.
overpriced it seems
They’re dead to me.
I still have a few older bottles though.
Curious why they’re dead to you. I know very little about them except that their 2013 HGIII is very tasty for about $50. I tried a 2004 Hourglass estate and it was one of the better Cal cabs I’ve had. I’ve had nothing else. I sense that they took a hit to quality/popularity more recently, but I don’t know if that’s reality or just my perception of it.
Just sold my last 2 bottles - 2004 and 2007. Both Match (2007 Butterdragon Hill) and JEC (2012 Rutherford Reserve from the GIII vineyard) offer a similar style and flavor for much less. Both those bottles also show less alcohol heat.
Bassins still shows the 2013 estate available as futures for $148. https://bassins.com/wine/us/futures/index.php.
Thanks Brian. Considering I live about 30 miles from there that makes my decision easy.