2003 'Profile', Napa Valley

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2003 'Profile', Napa Valley.

May 01, 2007
93 Points
     

"Buying Guide Wines"

2003 'Profile', Napa Valley

Merryvale's Profile has been one of the most reliable Bordeaux blends for a long time, and the '03, which is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, is a very fine expression of the house style. A blend of impressive vineyards, it's opulent in black currant flavors, and is most notable for its softly elegant balance. It's the kind of wine that will dazzle even people who say they don't like reds.

- Steve Heimoff

December 03, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
     

"Top 100 Wines of 2006"

2003 'Profile', Napa Valley

Powerful and taut now, it has toast and juniper-berry aromas and a palate of lush blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, vanilla, clove and coffee. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it should soften with time.

- Linda Murphy and Lynne Char Bennett

November 26, 2006
Tastings.com
93 Points
     

"World Wine Championships"

2003 'Profile', Napa Valley

- BTI Tasting Panel

June 21, 2006
Piedmont Post
     

"Top California Cabernets"

2003 'Profile', Napa Valley

A classic Bordeaux blend made with all the typical varietals except Malbec. Inky dark in color, the nose has the earthy complexity of good Bordeaux yet the opulent fruit California cab is known for. This wine needs a few years of age to show all it's got.

- Pierre du Mont

May 28, 2006
2006 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
     

"Critics Gold"

2003 'Profile', Napa Valley

Excellent! A wine of depth and power with complex aromas and a long stylish finish.

- Robert Whitley

May 28, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
     

"Excellent"

2003 'Profile', Napa Valley

This is a big, powerful wine, with toasty oak and juniper berry aromas leading to a palate of rich blueberry and blackberry, dark chocolate, vanilla, clove and coffee. Layers of flavor continue on the finish, and while the wine is tannic now, firm acidity refreshes the palate.

- Linda Murphy