59% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Cabernet Franc
13.5% by volume
Rich dark ruby color. High notes of spices such as clove and vanilla. Aromas of blackberry, black currant and cassis. With air many layers of chocolate and coffee, a jammy ripe fruit character and hints of white truffle. The entry is soft and silky, yet full and round. The middle palate is silky, round and fleshy showing concentrated fruit qualities. The finish is very long with many layers.
- Vineyard Notes
Amizetta Vineyards, Caldwell Vineyards and Tilting Rock Vineyard
- From The Quarterly Review of Wines: "A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
… Almost black in color; somewhat brooding nose of commingled olives, mint and smoky black cherry; big, rich, succulent flavors of nutty oak and ripe blackberry-like fruit; excellent concentration, long, elegant finish — complete in all its parts.” —Randy Sheahan [OUTSTANDING – TOP FIVE MERITAGE RED WINES
- From San Francisco Examiner Magazine: "For an example of California red wine blending...
… at its best, try the Merryvale 1992 Napa Valley Profile. It’s made from 59 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 percent Merlot and 1 percent Cabernet Franc. This many-layered wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 21-28 days, given 20 months in French oak barrels and was neither fined nor filtered.” —Jim Wood [WINE OF THE WEEK]