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Hourglass Merlot Blueline Estate Napa 2016

Rating

CWA95+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $79.00

 
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“Classic” 95+ Points
“A showy core of candied almonds and chocolate lead into chewy tannins and a huge burst of fruit with smokey oak, blackberry, tar, cracked pepper and game. Folds and folds of plum, currant, cherry, raspberry, savory herbs, blueberry, espresso and graphite follow, leading the taster by the hand through a spiced up yet smooth finish that lasts for minutes. It’s hard to believe this is a Merlot, it's that intense and complex.” - California Wine Advisors
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 95+ Points
“A showy core of candied almonds and chocolate lead into chewy tannins and a huge burst of fruit with smokey oak, blackberry, tar, cracked pepper and game. Folds and folds of plum, currant, cherry, raspberry, savory herbs, blueberry, espresso and graphite follow, leading the taster by the hand through a spiced up yet smooth finish that lasts for minutes. It’s hard to believe this is a Merlot, it's that intense and complex.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Hourglass

Vineyard Designate

AVA St. Helena

Region Napa Valley