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2007 Merryvale - Profile Napa Valley

Red
Wine Spectator 93
Wine Enthusiast 94
Wine Advocate 94
Varietal Red Blend
Category Reds
Region United States, California
Producer Merryvale

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Wine Spectator   A classy wine that's firm, intense and complex, showing vivid, well-structured blackberry, wild berry and currant fruit, with touches of anise, loamy earth and black licorice. Ends with a lingering mix of berry, cedar and earth touches and tannins that give the flavors traction. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2011 through 2019. 2,500 cases made. —James Laube,
Wine Advocate   Another big-time winner, the 2007 Profile (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec) may be the finest wine I have ever tasted from Merryvale. It exhibits an opaque purple color along with classic tobacco leaf, black currant, spicy oak, chocolate, licorice, and graphite characteristics, a big, full-bodied mouthfeel, and tremendous depth, persistence, and length. This proprietary red should continue to put on weight, and last for 15-20 or more years. Very impressive! —Robert Parker,
Wine Enthusiast   This Cabernet-based blend of all five Bordeaux varieties is the most inaccessible of Merryvale’s ’07 portfolio, and it consequently offers the least pleasure now. It’s quite rich in blackberries and currants but the tannins are considerable, and 90% new oak buries the fruit under a cloak of char and wood tannins. Feels rustic, but obviously pedigreed and extremely ageable. The score could soar over the next 6–9 years as the wine develops in the bottle. —Steve Heimoff,

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