92% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Petit Verdot
14.9% by volume
2010 Profile is a dark, brooding wine with intense aromas of cassis, blackberry, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, smoke and cedar. It is very dense in the mouth with ripe, round tannins, and it finishes with lingering notes of black cherry, grilled herbs and violets.
This wine must be decanted in its youth, and with proper cellaring it will age for 15-20 years and beyond.
- Vineyard Notes
100% Merryvale St. Helena Estate!
- FROM ROBERTPARKER.COM: "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.” —Robert Parker, Jr. [93 POINTS]
- 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. 1,575 cases made.” —James Laube [90 POINTS]