76% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot
3% Cabernet Franc
14.5% by volume
Profile is a blend of our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure. This wine was aged in 95% new French oak chateau barrels for 18 months and bottled unfiltered.
- Vineyard Notes
Cabernet Sauvignon: Beckstoffer –Vineyard Georges III, Slawson, Bayview-Zinfandel Lane. Merlot: Showket, Poe. Petit Verdot: Thorevilos. Cabernet Franc: Caldwell.
- From Wine Enthusiast: “Sleek, smooth and elegant...
“… with fine tannins that frame a wine that’s flush with plum, cassis, anise, herb and chocolate flavors. Plush and velvety on the palate, it’s got a finish that doesn’t quit. Cabernet doesn’t get much better, anytime or anywhere.” —Jeff Morgan [96 POINTS, CELLAR SELECTIONS & RANKED #3 IN TOP 100 WINES FOR 2001]
- From Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: “Apart from the well-populated...
… collection of hollow, rather underfiled 1998 Cabernets, this fleshy, well-extracted Cabernet is a wine you can sink your teeth into. Deep and dense, if not yet a flashy wine, it balances cassis and fine oak qualities throughout, and it has all the fruity substance it needs to justify its ample tannins. Not at all a candidate for drinking anytime soon, it needs five-plus years of patience.” —Charles Olken [92 POINTS & TWO PUFFS]