85% Cabernet Sauvignon
15% Petit Verdot
14.8% by volume
Aromas of dark sweet cherry, black currant, dark plum, and finely integrated baking spice and toast. The very sweet, exuberant fruit is complemented by notes of rose petals, almond toffee, vanilla and cedarwood. Sweet black fruit on the entry opens to a rich, velvety mid-palate. The weight and concentration in this wine are balanced by flavors of dark ripe cherry, berry and plum, along with cocoa and spice. The oak is well integrated and seamlessly supports the weight of the fruit. This refined and structured wine is framed by nice acidity, a long finish and very fine tannins. Decant this wine in its youth, it will reach a nice level of complexity 8-10 years from vintage, and with proper cellaring it will continue to develop over the next 10+ years.
- Vineyard Notes
This 29th vintage of our Profile proprietary red blend continues to showcase the very best fruit from the harvest. Traditionally, comprised from top vineyard sites in our portfolio from throughout the Napa Valley, this vintage is sourced exclusively from our gorgeous hillside Profile Estate Vineyard located east of St. Helena. Although the 2012 harvest was excellent throughout the Napa Valley, we found in our blending trials that our estate lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot stood head and shoulders above the rest. The phenolic development in this vineyard is truly outstanding and showcased in the wine’s elegance and very fine tannin structure.
- FROM JAMESSUCKLING.COM: "A DENSE AND FLAVORFUL RED...
with a focused center palate of blackcurrants, dark chocolate and walnuts. Firm and velvety tannins. Flavorful finish.” —James Suckling [93 POINTS]
- FROM ROBERTPARKER.COM: "...BEAUTIFUL BLUEBERRY, WHITE FLOWERS, BLACK AND...
… red currants, as well as some incense and camphor jump from the glass of this stunningly proportioned, complex wine. The mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with superb purity, enticing texture and oodles of beautiful ripe fruit that cascade over the palate. I think of it as a gracious and somewhat restrained, but authoritative Napa Red Wine. It should drink well for 12-15+ years.” —Robert Parker, Jr. [92 POINTS]
- FROM WINE ENTHUSIAST: "...SLOWLY UNLACING...
… faint baking spices and rose. This wine is jammy, with a plushness of oak and weight. It offers a structure and power dotted in cedar, tar and leather, finishing in pleasing waves of coconut and chocolate.” —Virginie Boone [92 POINTS]
- FROM WINE SPECTATOR: "WELL-CENTERED ON PURE, RICH...
…blackberry and boysenberry flavors. This is presented in a supple manner, accented by gravel-laced tannins. Ends with a dusty, loamy aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2026.” —James Laube [91 POINTS]