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Hourglass Merlot Blueline Estate Napa 2018

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $75.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Winemaker Notes: Rich and intense throughout, the 2018 Blueline Estate Merlot opens with mandarin orange oil, dark sour cherry and black plum aromatics. Its hallmark savory notes of Asian five spice, bay leaf and cola nut add depth and layered complexity. On the palate, concentrated red fruits and black cassis mingle with hoisin and roasted hazelnut. Texturally supple and gracious, the telltale Blueline crushed stone minerality provides balance with firm structure and lift on the long, plush finish.    
 
“The 2018 Merlot Blueline is bright, floral and juicy, with tons of energy and nuance. In other words, all of the signatures of the year come through nicely. Dark cherry, blackberry, savory herbs and lavender give the 2018 striking vibrancy. This is such a pretty and inviting wine.” - Antonio Galloni , Vinous
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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.

Winemaker Notes: Rich and intense throughout, the 2018 Blueline Estate Merlot opens with mandarin orange oil, dark sour cherry and black plum aromatics. Its hallmark savory notes of Asian five spice, bay leaf and cola nut add depth and layered complexity. On the palate, concentrated red fruits and black cassis mingle with hoisin and roasted hazelnut. Texturally supple and gracious, the telltale Blueline crushed stone minerality provides balance with firm structure and lift on the long, plush finish.    
 
“The 2018 Merlot Blueline is bright, floral and juicy, with tons of energy and nuance. In other words, all of the signatures of the year come through nicely. Dark cherry, blackberry, savory herbs and lavender give the 2018 striking vibrancy. This is such a pretty and inviting wine.” - Antonio Galloni , Vinous



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