Our founders created the first Profile red blends with fruit sourced from the finest vineyards in the Napa Valley.
One of these early sources was a rocky site perched in the steep hillsides east of St. Helena, high above the fog line, with a mosaic of different soil types and exposures. When our Swiss-born Schlatter family became sole proprietors of the brand in the mid-1990s, Jack Schlatter and his son René acquired this historic hillside site and worked closely with viticulturist David Abreu to replant and redesign the vineyard from the ground up. Beginning in 1997, we planted 25 acres with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon (337, See, Margaux, Spottswoode clones), 10% Petit Verdot (Abreu clone), and 5% Cabernet Franc (clone 324).
In 2004, our family acquired the historic Stanly Ranch property in Carneros, with the goal of producing world-class Chardonnay worthy of joining the Profile Collection. That second estate vineyard now provides the luminous fruit we craft into our Silhouette.