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60 Ratings
Merryvale Profile Red Wine Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(1994 Vintage) Profile is a blend of our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure. This wine was aged in new French oak chateau barrels and bottled unfiltered. It is very dark and opulently structured -- characteristic of this very ripe vintage. In its youth the wine is loaded with flavors reminiscent of dark berries, plums and black cherries, with fragrant notes of vanilla and spice. The wine's mouthfeel is rich, round...

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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) 88% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Merlot; 4% Other. Suggesting herbs and toasty barrels as much as it does black cherry fruit, this blend of Cabernet and related varieties hails from several of the top vineyards in the Napa Valley but still runs into the limits of the vintage. A touch chubby in feel and noticeably tannic, it falls just short of full commendation.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/04
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/21/2011
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast