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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Merryvale Profile 1997
Merryvale Profile 1997
(search item no. 13841)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Profile is a blend of our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 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. It is very dark and opulently structured -- characteristic of this very ripe vintage. In its youth the wine is loaded with flavors reminiscent of dark berries, plums and black cherries, with fragrant notes of vanilla and spice. The wine's mouthfeel is rich, round and seamless.
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About Merryvale Vineyards:

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking, fruit driven brand, Starmont. Merryvale's historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a must see attraction for visitors to the valley.

Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation, renewable energy and sustainable farming practices at our three estate vineyards. Merryvale has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.