1995 'Profile', Napa Valley
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot,6% Cabernet Franc
- A blend comprised of only
- Fermented in stainless steel tanks with extended maceration for 20-50 days
- Fermentation temperature tailored to tannin levels
- Not fined or filtered
21 months in French oak barrels
14.5% by volume
Enjoyable now but will gain complexity with 5-10 years aging. Store the wine at 58 F.
Very concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis with a background of spicy vanilla, dried herbs and earth. On the palate this wine is best described as powerful with elegance. The entry is soft and fleshy with a broad mid-palate of sweet ripe cassis and blackberry. Concentrated and supple. The finish is long and full showing ample, soft tannins.