Merryvale Profile, 2004
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded this wine 94 points and named it a Cellar Selection!
Each vintage, Profile is a blend of our finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure, aged in mostly new French oak chateau ferre barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Opulent, rich and elegant, this proprietary Bordeaux varietal blend is loaded with dark berry, vanilla and spice flavors, silky tannins and a luxuriously long finish.
Aromas of black cherry, cassis and vanilla are interwoven with cedar and cocoa. On the palate the wine is rich and dense with a finish that is long and complex. This wine will age well for a decade and beyond. We recommend decanting the wine in its youth.
A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc from Merryvale Estate Vineyard (St. Helena Appellation) and Beckstoffer Vineyards - ToKalon, Georges III and X.
The wine goes through native yeast and malolactic fermentation and is aged in primarily new French Oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered.