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1997 Merryvale - Profile 750ml
1997 Merryvale - Profile
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Proprietary Blend
1997 Merryvale - Profile
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Professional Reviews

IWC
91

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 93

Bright ruby. Oaky aromas of black fruits, dark chocolate and mint. Very ripe, thick and rich; lovely sweetness and breadth of texture. Grew lusher as it opened in the glass. Enticing flavor of black raspberry. Finishes very long, with big, ripe tannins. A lovely example of the vintage.

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WA
89

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 132

The dense ruby/purple-colored 1997 Profile Proprietary Red Wine offers a ripe, sweet nose of licorice, blackberry, cassis, and toast. Medium to full-bodied, with moderately high tannin, abundant new oak, and a long, concentrated finish, it will be at its peak between 2002-2014.

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WS
97

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Massive, with wonderful richness, depth and concentration, this Cabernet blend has layers of complex currant, black cherry, plum, vanilla and blackberry and a long, detailed, firmly tannic finish. 5,200 cases made.

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Community Reviews

TF Winery Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 11/03/2010

mature

94

Larry H Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 10/03/2009

98

Michael S965 Tasted On: 08/20/2009

Sorry to see my last of these go, but it was delicious. Firing on all cylinders in a fruit bomb extravaganza! I wish I had the patience to keep my others this long.

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