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2004 'Profile', Napa Valley

BLEND
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

VINEYARDS
Merryvale Estate Vineyard (St. Helena Appellation), Beckstoffer – ToKalon, Georges III and Vineyard X

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Extended maceration on the skins
  • Native yeast and malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 18 months in French oak (90% new)
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
Aged 18 months in French oak (90% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

CELLARING
This wine will age well for a decade and beyond. We recommend decanting the wine in its youth.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Aromas of black cherry, cassis and vanilla are interwoven with cedar and cocoa. On the palate the wine is rich and dense with a finish that is long and complex.