55% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Cabernet Franc
14.5% by volume
Very concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis with a background of spicy vanilla, dried herbs and earth. On the palate this wine is best described as powerful with elegance. The entry is soft and fleshy with a broad mid-palate of sweet ripe cassis and blackberry. Concentrated and supple. The finish is long and full showing ample, soft tannins.
- Vineyard Notes
Slawson Vineyard, Thorevilos Vineyard and Tilting Rock Vineyard
- From Wine Spectator: "Young and vibrant, with a ripe, rich, lively core...
… of currant, plum, anise, sage and cedar. This complex and concentrated wine is supported by a firm tannic backbone, but the flavors glide through on the finish. A blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.” —James Laube [91 POINTS]
- From Wine Enthusiast: "Bright ruby-violet hue. Ripe plummy aromas...
… with a dusty, spiced accent. A firm entry leads a medium-bodied palate with very tight tannins and good fruit concentration. Dry through the finish.” —Joe Czerwinski, Steve Heimoff, Michael Schachner, Larry Walker (WE tasting panel) [91 POINTS]
- From The Wine Advocate: "The exceptional Profile cuvée...
… should receive more attention from wine consumers. The outstanding 1995 Profile (14.5% alcohol) is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc. It needs 4-5 years of cellaring, so readers looking for Cabernet-based wines with immediate accessibility should be forewarned. The wine exhibits an opaque purple color, followed by copious amounts of toasty, smoky, high quality new oak in the nose, along with equally impressive quantities of black currants, plums, and cherries. Deep and full-bodied, with high tannin but outstanding concentration, this is an impressively built, Bordeaux-like wine. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020.” —Robert Parker, Jr. [90 POINTS]