65% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Cabernet Franc
13.8% by volume
Rich dark ruby color. Showing good concentration of ripe fruit this wine has explosive aromas of sweet vanilla, anise, blackberry and cassis. Very full yet soft entry with an exhibition of power following through to a very rich and broad mid-palate. Again ripe fruit flavors are the dominant theme. This wine will give pleasure now and for many, many years into the future. The finish is both seamless and seemingly endless.
- Vineyard Notes
Schlatter Family Estate
- From International Wine Cellar: "Very good deep color...
… Pungent, expressive nose melds black cherry, cassis, violets, and a note of tar. Sweet and dense, with lovely flesh for the year. Finishes with dusty tannins. An overachiever for the vintage.” —Stephen Tanzer [90 POINTS]
- From The Wine Advocate: "The 1993 Profile...
…(approximately 30% Merlot in the blend) reveals high quality, toasty, vanillin-scented, new French oak intertwined with blackcurrant fruit aromas. The wine is rich and full-bodied, with excellent definition, and a powerful, chewy finish. The tannin is present, but it is riper and better integrated than in the 1992. This wine will be accessible young, but capable of lasting for 15 years.” —Robert Parker, Jr. [90 POINTS]
- From Decanter: "Best Wines of the Year - New World, Highly Recommended.
… Merryvale, Napa Valley Profile, 1993. Mouthfilling, velvety, round and strong, with a powerful nose, a rich, peppery palate of fruits of the forest flavours and superb length.” —Rowena Medlow