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1997 Merryvale Vineyards Meritage Red Profile Napa Valley

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$120.00

Ratings

IWC 91
WA 89

Quick Overview

Winemaker's notes: "Profile is a blend of our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc...

Product Overview

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."

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1997
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Merryvale Vineyards
Region Napa Valley
Appellation No
Color Red
Country USA
Featured Product No
Price $120.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 91
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.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 89
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.-Robert Parker
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