2008 'Profile', Napa Valley

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December 21, 2011
94 Points
     

"This week’s Wine Spectator Insider"

2008 'Profile', Napa Valley

This elegant, graceful style offers complex aromas of spice, sage, cedar and dark berry. Rich and supple in texture, ending with firm tannins, lingering fruit and melted black licorice notes. Very impressive. Drink now through 2022.

- James Laube

November 01, 2011
97 Points / Cellar Selection
     

"Buying Guide"

2008 'Profile', Napa Valley

A tremendous wine that shows how Merryvale is absolutely at the top of its game. Impeccable in structure, with refined tannins that are soft and firm at the same time, and a fine cut of acidity. entirely dry, the Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend is awesome in blackberry, cherry, cassis and oak flavors, with complexities of anise, soy sauce, grilled meats and minerals. Beyond the particulars, it just feels dramatic and rich in the mouth. A great wine that should develop in the bottle over the next decade. Cellar Selection.

- Steve Heimoff

November 01, 2011
#5 Wine of The Top 100 of 2011
     

"The Top 100 Edition"

2008 'Profile', Napa Valley

4 Napa Cab Cellar Selection Picks, All Rated 95+!

- Steve Heimoff

August 01, 2011
96 Points
     

2008 'Profile', Napa Valley

This every expressive and highly extracted young wine is no shrinking violet, but it is big without being too big, and it takes its cues from lavish fruit more than from runaway ripeness. While it stints not at all in terms of very sweet oak, its themes of black currants, olives and loamy soils are always in the fore. Its considerable tannins are so finely fit that it is likely to trick some impatient Cabernet fans into serving it soon, but this is one for the cellar and pulling its cork in fewer than five or six years would be a genuine shame.

- Charles Olken and Stephen Eliot

December 23, 2010
96 Points
     

2008 'Profile', Napa Valley

The flagship red wine, the 2008 Profile is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Dusty, loamy soil aromas intermixed with graphite, blueberry, blackberry, charcoal and camphor jump from the glass of this complex, inky/purple-colored offering. Full-bodied and backward with undeniable potential, this yound red classic Napa blend of Bordeaux grapes should hit its stride in 4-5 years and last for three decades. A compelling wine, it is further evidence of the remarkable progress Merryvale has made over the last decade. Moreover, it is the finest wine they have ever produced.

- Robert Parker