66% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot
14.5% by volume
Profile is a blend of many of our finest 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 mostly new French oak chateau ferre barrels and bottled unfiltered. It is opulently structured and very dark.
- Vineyard Notes
Merryvale Estate, Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III, X, ToKalon and Las Amigas; Oak Creek.
- From Wine & Spirits: "Steve Test blends this from...
… eight vineyards, including Merryvale Estate, Beckstoffer-Georges III, VI, X and ToKalon, to create a bright red modulated by earthy, mineral tannins. The flavors layer red cherry with herbs and the dark fruit of wild mushrooms. That distinctive herbal complexity will meld with roast partridge.” —Tasting Panel [92 POINTS]
- From Wine Spectator : "This wine combines firm, ripe...
… complex fruit with excellent structure. The core flavors are centered around a mix of currant, black cherry and plum and the acidity and tannins are in the right proportion, giving it a resemblance to a fine Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2012. 3,050 cases made.” —James Laube [90 POINTS]