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HG III Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.117 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck
Top Notes For
Tara Rowland

Classic Napa - a little heavy on the new oak but again that’s classic Napa as well.

Classic Napa - a little heavy on the new oak but again that’s classic Napa as well.

Aug 27th, 2019
Kevin Ortzman

Ripe Blackberry, black currant and a hint of eucalyptus. Palate loaded with blackberry fruit and a touch of toasted vanilla.

Ripe Blackberry, black currant and a hint of eucalyptus. Palate loaded with blackberry fruit and a touch of toasted vanilla.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Charlie Tapp

Dark blue fruit, vanilla, red fruit and oak. Merlot + Cab + Petite Sirah.

Dark blue fruit, vanilla, red fruit and oak. Merlot + Cab + Petite Sirah.

Aug 25th, 2019
Willie Carter

Deep, impenetrable garnet in the glass with a big nose of plums, a hint of green pepper, candied cherries, and cinnamon. This is all primary here, and it’s beautiful. Merlot heavy Napa blends can get stale and boring in a hurry, unless you start with beautiful fruit and talent. Well structured with silk on the tongue and firm tannins. There’s a defined streak of chocolate mousse throughout that keeps things fun. And have I mentioned how sexy these legs are? More fruit on the palate with black cherries and blueberries to go with cocoa beans and just a touch of leather. This is a fruit forward, certainly. But a fruit forward Napa bottle done right.

Deep, impenetrable garnet in the glass with a big nose of plums, a hint of green pepper, candied cherries, and cinnamon. This is all primary here, and it’s beautiful. Merlot heavy Napa blends can get stale and boring in a hurry, unless you start with beautiful fruit and talent. Well structured with silk on the tongue and firm tannins. There’s a defined streak of chocolate mousse throughout that keeps things fun. And have I mentioned how sexy these legs are? More fruit on the palate with black cherries and blueberries to go with cocoa beans and just a touch of leather. This is a fruit forward, certainly. But a fruit forward Napa bottle done right.

Feb 16th, 2019
TheSkip

This is a very nice if somewhat straightforward wine. Polished low tannins and interesting melange of blue fruits.

This is a very nice if somewhat straightforward wine. Polished low tannins and interesting melange of blue fruits.

Jan 10th, 2019
Edmond Bordelon

Thank you David Stevens at 750 Wines for introducing us to his guitar playing partner’s (Jeff Smith) wine! HG III is a great blend of mostly Merlot, thus giving it a velvety plushness and dark fruits.

Thank you David Stevens at 750 Wines for introducing us to his guitar playing partner’s (Jeff Smith) wine! HG III is a great blend of mostly Merlot, thus giving it a velvety plushness and dark fruits.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Joe Lucca

Rockin’ Cab blend. Needs an hour or so in the decanter to get going. This was another quick pop n pour to toast @Frank on this Thanksgiving eve.

Rockin’ Cab blend. Needs an hour or so in the decanter to get going. This was another quick pop n pour to toast @Frank on this Thanksgiving eve.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Rob Mayes

Best deal out there.

Best deal out there.

Nov 12th, 2017
Rob Mayes

Yes!

Yes!

Oct 13th, 2017
Richard Jennings

Richard had this 2 years ago

Richard had this 2 years ago

Jun 3rd, 2017