2000 'Profile', Napa Valley
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Merryvale Estate, Beckstoffer-Georges III, VI, ToKalon and Las Amigas Vineyards, Showket and Oak Creek.
- Extended maceration on the skins
- Native yeast and malolactic fermentation
- Quarterly racking during barrel aging
- Bottled unfiltered
18 months in French oak chateau barrels (86% new) from traditional Bordeaux coopers
14.5% by volume
With proper cellaring, this wine will continue to develop complexity over the next five years and hold for a minimum of ten years after that.
Profile is a blend of our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure. This wine was fermented with native yeasts, aged in mostly new French oak chateau ferre barrels and was bottled unfiltered. It is opulently structured and very dark.