2009 'Profile', Napa Valley

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2009 'Profile', Napa Valley.

December 01, 2012
91 Points

"Year's Best Cabernet"

2009 'Profile', Napa Valley

A luscious Napa Valley blend, this has fragrant red cherry and herb-scented fruit enriched by oak. Barrel age has brought the texture to a generous smoothness, adding walnut tones to contrast the bright fruit. Ready to decant for filet mignon. (W&S, 10/12)

March 21, 2012
92 Points

"Marquee names in Californian and French wine"

2009 'Profile', Napa Valley

"...In California, top bottles include a Cabernet from Coup de Foudre, a new Syrah from the specialists at Alban, a Bordeaux blend from Merryvale, a Greg Norman Syrah and the latest Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s Vineyard, which is from the fantastic 2007 vintage.

Burgundy, meanwhile, is ably represented by Lucien Le Moine, American vintner Alex Gambal, Domaine Faiveley and Louis Jadot."

Merryvale 2009 Profile, Napa Valley:
Exhibits a rich array of savory herb, dried dark berry, mocha, licorice, smoke and cedar flavors, gaining depth and richness and
firming nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot,
Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020.

- James Laube

December 23, 2011
93 Points

2009 'Profile', Napa Valley

The 2009 Profile bursts on the palate with an exciting array of black fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and grilled herbs. It is a muscular wine endowed with considerable depth and richness, but despite its obvious size, all of the elements are in harmony. This big boy will need some cellaring, but it is beautiful. Profile is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

- Antonio Galloni