Hourglass 2009 Blueline Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

Hourglass's Merlot has not been as rewarding a wine as their Cabernet Sauvignon, and this 2009 shows the difficulties the variety so often encounters. It's quite good, rich and firm and dry, with complex blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, anise and sandalwood flavors. But the tannins are tougher than they should be, and the wine doesn't have the stuffing to age. Decant and drink up.

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