1998 'Profile', Napa Valley
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon: Beckstoffer –Vineyard Georges III, Slawson, Bayview-Zinfandel Lane. Merlot: Showket, Poe. Petit Verdot: Thorevilos. Cabernet Franc: Caldwell
- Extended maceration on the skins
- Quarterly racking during barrel aging
- Native yeast fermentation
18 months in French oak chateau barrels from traditional Bordeaux coopers (95% new)
14.5% by volume
This wine should develop complexity with five years in the bottle and hold for at least five 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 aged in new French oak chateau barrels and bottled unfiltered.