2004 'Profile', Napa Valley
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Merryvale Estate Vineyard (St. Helena Appellation), Beckstoffer – ToKalon, Georges III and Vineyard X
- Extended maceration on the skins
- Native yeast and malolactic fermentation
- Aged 18 months in French oak (90% new)
- Bottled unfiltered
Aged 18 months in French oak (90% new)
14.5% by volume
This wine will age well for a decade and beyond. We recommend decanting the wine in its youth.
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.