2001 Profile

Varietals

65% Cabernet Sauvignon
27% Merlot
5% Cabernet Franc
3% Petit Verdot

Appellation

Napa Valley

Alcohol

14.5% by volume

Flavor Profile

Profile is a blend of our finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure. This wine was aging in mostly new French oak chateau ferre barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It is opulently structured and very dark.

  • Vineyard Notes

    Merryvale Estate; Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III, VI, X, ToKalon and Las Amigas; Showket; Oak Creek.

  • From The Alchemists Wine Perspective

    Barrel Sample! – Dr. Alexander J. Pandell

  • From Patterson's Beverage Journal: "These are my favorites...

    “… from the more than 500 wines I taste each month. The opinions are solely my own and in no way have any commercial considerations been brought to bear on my selections. ”2001 Profile – 94 Points – Lush and plummy with blackberry notes and sweet oak; long, round and balanced. Southern Wine & Spirits” – Anthony Dias Blue [94 POINTS]

  • From Wine Investor Buyer's Guide: "An outstanding Meritage blend...

    “… Since fewer than 900 cases were produced (sic), you have to act quickly to ensure that your cellar fits the profile or vice versa. Perfect balance with great depth and silky texture. There are layers upon layers of aromatic flavor. Plums, cassis, mocha, and olives are all detectable and delectable.”  – Jonathan Levine [4 STAR]

  • From Starwine International Wine Competition

    [GOLD]

  • From TASTED and www.tastedonline.com: " Very ripe and intense nose...

    Napa Valley: Cabernet, Merlot, and Blends” Very ripe and intense nose showing off dark berries, mocha and some gentle oak, nice sweetness without being jammy, the palate is very structured with plenty of dark fruit and rigid tannins, it is still young and rather monolithic on the palate, a few more years of ageing would do no harm, fine potential here.”  – Andreas Larsson