Happy Harry's Direct Offer No. 7

Hourglass Wines

Hourglass Wines Selection

Hourglass wines represent a cutting-edge, modern Napa Valley winemaking style. Ned Smith bought the property in 1976 and his goal quickly shifted from fruit trees to his favorite wine, Zinfandel, with the lofty hope of supplying grapes to local wineries in exchange for finished wine. The land was eventually taken over by his son Jeff Smith. In 1992, Jeff enlisted his family friend – and former rock band cohort – Bob Foley as winemaker for their new venture. Like so many aspiring guitarists, Bob had kept his day job over the years, making wine and garnering countless accolades and rock-star status for such labels as Robert Foley Vineyards, Switchback Ridge, Pride Mountain, School House and Paloma. Bob continues to make all the Hourglass wines and has the deep purple-stained hands to prove it. The calluses, however, are as much from guitar playing as his meticulous cellar work. Then, Hourglass’s inaugural release came with the 1997 vintage, a seminal Napa vintage by many critics’ standards.

With the christening of the winery at Blueline and its distinct single-varietal wines, Hourglass has entered an exciting new phase of its evolution. A brand synonymous with terroir-driven, modern Napa wines of the highest caliber, its goal is and will always remain the same: To capture the essence of two of Napa Valley’s most expressive vineyard sites in bottled form, and to have the honor of sharing them with you and your families for decades to come.

And then Saturday, September 26th 2020 came and everything changed forever as the Glass Fire tore down the hillsides of the Vaca Mountains into the heart of the upper Napa Valley.

The Hourglass Winery property at their Blueline Estate vineyard suffered significant damage. The 162-year old ranch house, where they would receive guests visiting the property with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, was burned to the ground.  As for their winemaking operations, the roof of their outdoor crushpad melted and dripped onto their stainless-steel fermentation tanks. The tanks themselves were burned as well, but they do not yet know the true extent of the damage. The caves and all the wine inside (2019 vintage red wines) are safe and sound.

Up to this point in the 2020 vintage, they had harvested and fermented a small portion of the fruit at the Blueline Estate, but any fruit still left on the vines was lost to fire and smoke damage. Some of the vines along the edges of the property were burned, but it is hard to know at this point whether some will ultimately survive. The Hourglass Estate (their original 4-acre vineyard on Lodi Lane) was spared from fire damage, and will be conducting micro-fermentations to determine if the grapes have been affected by the smoke.

To help them move onto newer vintages for market, Happy Harry’s has purchased the remaining North Dakota allocation.  We know you will enjoy these amazing wines in addition to helping a small winery rebuild for the future of Napa Valley winemaking.  



Hourglass Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and a beauty, with notes of graphite, white flowers, blackcurrants, coffee bean and white chocolate. The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack and midpalate, a full body, sweet tannin and a long finish. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.   92 points—Robert Parker


Happy Harry’s Direct Exclusive Offer

Retail Price – $119.99

Sale Price – $99.97

Only 4 cases available!

Hourglass Blueline Cabernet Sauvignon—2017

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline Estate, made of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec, sings of warm blackberries, cassis and wild blueberries with hints of plum preserves, menthol, stewed tea and tobacco plus a touch of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers bags of expressive black fruits, framed by grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and earthy.   93 points—Robert Parker


Happy Harry’s Direct Exclusive Offer

Retail Price – $119.99

Sale Price – $99.97

Only 3 cases available!

Hourglass Blueline Merlot—2015

The 2015 Merlot Blueline Estate is 82% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. This is a big jump up from the 2014 – a sexy lush fruit bomb with plenty of white chocolate, espresso bean, background oak and loads of black cherry and blackcurrant fruit with a nice chocolaty edge. This is a sexy beast to drink over the next 10+ years.   93 points—Robert Parker

Happy Harry’s Direct Exclusive Offer

Retail Price – $74.99

Sale Price – $62.97

Only 6 cases available!


Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc—2016

Primary aromas of lemon and lime zest, orange blossom and Granny Smith apples are followed on the palate with flavors of limeade, hay, white peach, pineapple and vanilla bean.

96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Semillion

Happy Harry’s Direct Exclusive Offer

Retail Price – $39.99

Sale Price – $29.97

Only 3 cases available!


Black Friday Special

One bottle of each featured Hourglass Wines
-Set of 4 bottles- 

Retail Price – $354.96

Direct Price – $259.97

While Supplies Last!



Due to the limited availability of some offerings, all orders must be placed directly thru the following form.   All offerings available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Filling out the form does not guarantee the offer.  Upon completing the form, a Happy Harry’s associate will follow-up via email with more information. All orders must be picked up and
purchased at the store of your choice. These orders are only available thru this Happy Harry’s
DIRECT order form. Happy Harry’s DIRECT offers are not available to purchase in-store”

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