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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Merryvale Profile 2004
Merryvale Profile 2004
(search item no. 98253)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $105.00

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
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine News 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
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Profile is our flagship Bordeaux blend showcasing the very best fruit from each vintage. Our favorite lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure to produce a wine that is rich, elegant and opulent. The wine goes through native yeast and malolactic fermentation and is aged in primarily new French Oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered.

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

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. This wine will age well for a decade and beyond. We recommend decanting the wine in its youth. Our favorite pairings include grilled rib-eye, and herb encrusted rack of lamb.

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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.