65% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
3% Petit Verdot
14.5% by volume
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 Patterson's Beverage Journal: "These are my favorites...
… from the more than 500 wines I taste each month. 2001 Profile: Lush and plummy with blackberry notes and sweet oak; long, round and balanced.” —Anthony Dias Blue [94 POINTS]
- FROM WINE ENTHUSIAST: "An amazingly delicious and complex wine.
… Dark and rich, filled with black currant, cocoa and new oak flavors and lush, sweet tannins. Finishes with a scour of fresh acidity. Made from some of Napa’s greatest vineyards, such as To-Kalon and Georges III, this is a wine with a great future. —Tasting Panel [93 POINTS]
- From Wine Investor Buyer's Guide: "An outstanding Meritage blend.
… Since fewer than 900 cases were produced, 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 [FOUR STARS]