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2000 'Profile', Napa Valley

BLEND
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

VINEYARDS
Merryvale Estate, Beckstoffer-Georges III, VI, ToKalon and Las Amigas Vineyards, Showket and Oak Creek.

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Extended maceration on the skins
  • Native yeast and malolactic fermentation
  • Quarterly racking during barrel aging
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
18 months in French oak chateau barrels (86% new) from traditional Bordeaux coopers

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

BOTTLING DATE
July, 2002

PRODUCTION
7,150 cases

CELLARING
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.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
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.