2007 'Profile', Napa Valley

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March 01, 2011
91 Points - Cellar Selection

"Wine Buying Guide"

2007 'Profile', Napa Valley

...It’s quite rich in blackberries and currants but the tannins are considerable, and 90% new oak buries the fruit under a cloak of char and wood tannins. Feels rustic, but obviously pedigreed and extremely ageable. The score could soar over the next 6–9 years as the wine develops in the bottle.

- Steve Heimoff

December 30, 2010
St. Helena Star
Tied for First Place

"Top 6 Flagship Cabs"

2007 'Profile', Napa Valley

- Tasting Panel

December 16, 2010
94 Points

"Cabs for the Holidays!"

2007 'Profile', Napa Valley

The opaque and dark purple colored Cab based blend opens with a ripe blackberry bouquet with a hint of smoky oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, and displays a very lush mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a spicy blackberry and oak blend. We also detected some rich dark chocolate. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are nicely extended. The panel suggested pairing this wine with a well marbled ribeye.

- Ken Hoggins

August 02, 2010
93 Points

"10 Outstanding California Reds
New reviews of high-end Cabernet-based blends, most
from Napa and all from the spectacular 2007 vintage"

2007 'Profile', Napa Valley

A classy wine that's firm, intense and complex, showing vivid, well-structured blackberry, wild berry and currant fruit, with touches of anise, loamy earth and black licorice. Ends with a lingering mix of berry, cedar and earth touches and tannins that give the flavors traction. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2011 through 2019. 2,500 cases made.

- James Laube

December 23, 2009
94+ Points

"Robert Parker Reviews Merryvale"

2007 'Profile', Napa Valley

"Another big-time winner, the 2007 Profile (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec) may be the finest wine I have ever tasted from Merryvale. It exhibits an opaque purple color along with classic tobacco leaf, black currant, spicy oak, chocolate, licorice, and graphite characteristics, a big, full-bodied mouthfeel, and tremendous depth, persistence, and length. This proprietary red should continue to put on weight, and last for 15-20 or more years. Very impressive!

"This is an impressive group of wines from Merryvale Vineyards, a winery whose offerings I have not tasted for many years."

- Robert Parker

December 18, 2009
Wilfred Wong's Facebook Page
Best Wine

"Just tasted 30 ultra premium Cabernets..."

2007 'Profile', Napa Valley

...best wine was the 2007 Merryvale Profile... incredible range of flavors and balance!

- Wilfred Wong