87% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Petit Verdot
2% Cabernet Franc
14.8% by volume
2009 Profile shows powerful aromas of cassis, blackberry, raspberry liqueur, licorice, sweet vanilla bean, complex oak and baking spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Upon entry on the palate, this wine displays a generous, mouth-coating texture, with very fine tannins and exceptional length.
Profile is always capable of evolving for two decades and beyond. We believe the 2009 will be a wine that is approachable slightly earlier than recent vintages, and we do recommend decanting in its youth.
- Vineyard Notes
Profile Estate Vineyard and Larkmead Vineyard
- From Wine Enthusiast: "This falls midway between...
… the spectacular ’08 and the elegant ’07. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, its grapes were grown in St. Helena. The wine shows softly lush tannins and deep, complex flavors of red fruit, berry, licorice, cocoa and mineral that easily stand up to 100% new French oak. Don’t open it until at least 2018, and it should develop for many years afterward.” —Steve Heimoff [94 POINTS, CELLAR SELECTION]
- From RobertParker.com: "The 2009 Profile bursts...
… on the palate with an exciting array of black fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and grilled herbs. It is a muscular wine endowed with considerable depth and richness, but despite its obvious size, all of the elements are in harmony. This big boy will need some cellaring, but it is beautiful. Profile is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.” —Antonio Galloni [93 POINTS]
- From Wine Spectator: "Exhibits a rich array of savory herb,
… dried dark berry, mocha, licorice, smoke and cedar flavors, gaining depth and richness and firming nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020. 2,824 cases made.” —James Laube [92 POINTS]