Hourglass

Five Element Theory
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 189
Vintage

2010

Hourglass

Five Element Theory

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

According to Eastern Five Element Theory, the five elements (earth, wood, metal, fire and water) are in constant motion and evolution. The interdependence and mutual restraint of the five elements explain the complex relationship between material objects as well as the unity between the human body and the natural world. Align the five elements and achieve harmony. So too in wine. Starting with the 2010 vintage, Hourglass now harvests all five Bordeaux varietals from our two estate vineyards. The 2010 Five Element Theory blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec into a harmonious and seductive blend.


Aging Process

oak aged

Robert Foley

Winemaker, Hourglass

Winemaker, Robert Foley

Robert Foley began his winemaking career in the Napa Valley in 1977, working at a number of highly regarded Napa Valley wineries, including Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he spent 15 years as founding winemaker. During this period,, he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. In 1998 Robert Foley Vineyards bottled its flagship Claret (a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend), and has since expanded and diversified its production to offer more of the big reds Bob is famous for–Petite Sirah, Merlot, Charbono, the limited-release Howell Mountain Cabernet, and Bob's latest creation, The Griffin (a blend of the best in the red cellar).

Country born: United States

Education: Graduated from UC Davis in 1977 with degrees in both enology and viticulture.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Produce very expressive wines that finish gracefully.

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North Aurora  IL  60554
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Jamieson Ranch Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Cordes Vineyard 19
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Detert Family Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc Oakville 18
Elizabeth Spencer 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 18
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Ghost Block and Markham Vineyards 2011 Red Wine Yountville Meritage Blend 17
Robert Biale Vineyards 2011 Petite Sirah Napa Valley P.S. 185 17
Snowden Vineyards 2011 Petit Verdot Napa Valley 17
Tierra Roja Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Katharine's Blend 17
Coho 2010 Merlot Coombsville Michael Black Vineyard 16
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Sawyer Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 15
Tierra Roja Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Katharine’s Blend 15
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