Hourglass 2019 Merlot, Blueline Estate, Napa Valley
82% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 2%Petit Verdot. The Blueline Estate has gravelly, mineral-rich Cortina soils provide incredible draining, yielding smaller berries with greater concentration and structure. This merlot is the bright, fresh, and focused. Opening with waves of cherry, raspberry, currants, and a little mandarin orange peel intertwine with violet, mint, and leafy herbs. The fruit hits hard on the mid-palate, finishing with darker notes of black sour cherry and crème de cassis. Texturally this wine plays with a firm backbone and natural acidity, supple tannins and vibrant minerality a signature to the Blueline vineyard.