92% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Petit Verdot
14.9% by volume
2000 was a relatively cool, late-ripening year, creating particularly good conditions for Merlot. As a result, we had plenty of excellent Merlot to work with and the 2000 Profile blend has a little more Merlot in it than other years. The Cabernet came from Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena and was loaded with the rich flavors and dense, supple texture I look for. The wine was fermented with native yeasts, aged in mostly new French oak chateau ferre barrels and was bottled unfiltered. It is opulently structured and very dark.
- Vineyard Notes
100% Merryvale St. Helena Estate!
- From Wine Spectator: "A smooth, rich and seamless...
“… effort, with tannins building around a seductive mix of dark berry, currant, loamy earth and tobacco. Flexes tannic strength on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 1,575 cases made.” – James Laube [90 POINTS]
- From The Wine Advocate: " The dense ruby/purple-hued...
“… 2010 Proprietary Red Profile (92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot) displays a glorious bouquet of sweet blueberry liqueur intermixed with cassis, acacia flowers and a touch of oak. Deep, licorice-infused cassis, white chocolate and espresso roast flavors emerge from this complex, full-bodied, opulent, fleshy 2010. Its length, sweet tannins and overall intensity of flavors suggest it can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.” – Robery Parker, Jr. [93 POINTS]