2003 Merryvale Vineyards Profile Red Wine Napa Valley

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2003 Merryvale Vineyards Profile Red Wine Napa Valley

“Top 100 Wines of 2006″

Merryvale’s Profile has been one of the most reliable Bordeaux blends for a long time, and the ’03, which is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, is a very fine expression of the house style. A blend of impressive vineyards, it’s opulent in black currant flavors, and is most notable for its softly elegant balance. It’s the kind of wine that will dazzle even people who say they don’t like reds. – 93 Pts WE 88% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Merlot; 4% Other. Suggesting herbs and toasty barrels as much as it does black cherry fruit, this blend of Cabernet and related varieties hails from several of the top vineyards in the Napa Valley but still runs into the limits of the vintage. A touch chubby in feel and noticeably tannic, it falls just short of full commendation. “Top 100 Wines of 2006″ 2003 ‘Profile’, Napa Valley Powerful and taut now, it has toast and juniper-berry aromas and a palate of lush blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, vanilla, clove and coffee. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it should soften with time. 2003 Merryvale Vineyards Profile Red Wine Napa Valley

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