Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Merlot Blueline Estate gives pretty red and black cherry notes with a compelling spiciness in the undercurrent plus hints of potpourri and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied with rounded tannins and just enough freshness, if finishes on an earthy note. (LPB)
In 2015, the Merlot Blueline is ripe, juicy and powerful, which is to say very much in the style of the year. Today, the Merlot looks like it will drink well young. Some of the more distinctive savory notes this wine often shows have been baked out, but the silky tannins compensate. Jeff Smith and Tony Biagi have engineered quite a turnaround at Hourglass over these last few years. The bottled 2014s represent another strong vintage here, although the wines have tightened up quite a bit post bottling. I found the 2015s raw, backward and not fully formed, as was the case at a number of properties throughout the valley. That's not entirely surprising given that fermentations were very slow in 2015. (AG)
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