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60 Ratings
Merryvale Profile Red Wine Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(1999 Vintage)

93 Points, Wine Spectator:

"Excellent balance and depth of flavor to this Cabernet blend, with mocha-laced oak wrapped around ripe currant and blackberry fruit. It's seamless, and reveals extra flavor dimensions and elements of finesse that draw you back for another sip. Best from 2004 through 2012. 6,700 cases made. –JL" (10/15/2002)

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast:

"A blend of four varieties dominated by Cabernet, grown in seven vineyards, this represents current tastes in Napa. It’s extremely rich in ripe blackberry and cassis flavors, made up with richly smoked oak. The tannins are ultrasoft, and so are the acids. —S.H." (12/31/2002)

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    Complex, balanced

    about 2 years
Expert Reviews
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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