Merryvale Profile Red Blend - 14/16


Profile proprietary red blend showcases the very best fruit from each harvest, sourced exclusively from our gorgeous hillside estate vineyard located east of St. Helena. Overlooking the Napa Valley, the Profile Estate Vineyard lies on an eastern ridge at almost one thousand feet of elevation. Planted in 1997 by David Abreu, Michel Rolland and then winemaker Bob Levy, the 25-acre vineyard is comprised of four different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with two acres of Petit Verdot and one acre of Cabernet Franc. The steep slopes, rocky soils and volcanic ash bedrock make it a very challenging site to farm, yet this vineyard consistently delivers grapes that stand out for their plush fruit character, complexity and silky tannin.
Grapes: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Pairing Suggestions: Roasted meats, strong cheeses, flavorful pastas.

Tasting Notes:Elegant and powerful, structured and soft, the wine defies typical categorization as it exhibits the best characteristics of the Profile Estate Vineyard—savory aromatics, dark fruit, evolving flavors, plush mouthfeel, bright acidity, and a long, world class finish

ABV: 14.7%