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Hourglass Merlot Blueline Estate Napa 2017

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $80.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96 Points | CWA
“A showy core of candied almonds and chocolate lead into chewy tannins and a huge burst of fruit with smokey oak, blackberry compote, tar, and freshly cracked pepper. Folds and folds of plum, currant, cherry, raspberry, savory herbs, blueberry, espresso and graphite follow, leading to a spicy 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

“The 2017 Merlot Blueline Estate is another forward, flamboyant 2017 that’s loaded with ripe black cherry and darker berry fruits, complex lavender, spice, and forest floor notes, medium body, and fine tannins. It’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate as well.” - Jeb Dunnuck 
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96 Points | CWA
“A showy core of candied almonds and chocolate lead into chewy tannins and a huge burst of fruit with smokey oak, blackberry compote, tar, and freshly cracked pepper. Folds and folds of plum, currant, cherry, raspberry, savory herbs, blueberry, espresso and graphite follow, leading to a spicy 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

“The 2017 Merlot Blueline Estate is another forward, flamboyant 2017 that’s loaded with ripe black cherry and darker berry fruits, complex lavender, spice, and forest floor notes, medium body, and fine tannins. It’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate as well.” - Jeb Dunnuck 



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Hourglass

Vineyard Designate

AVA St. Helena

Region Napa Valley