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2001 'Profile', Napa Valley

BLEND
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

VINEYARDS
Merryvale Estate; Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III, VI, X, ToKalon and Las Amigas; Showket; Oak Creek

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

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

BARREL AGING
18 months in 100% French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels (91% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

RELEASE DATE
August, 2004

BOTTLING DATE
July, 2003

PRODUCTION
6,500 cases

CELLARING
This wine should develop complexity with up to ten years in the bottle and hold for many years after that.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Profile is a blend of our finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure. This wine was aging in mostly new French oak chateau ferre barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It is opulently structured and very dark.