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    Merryvale Profile 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 102202

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Profile is our flagship red 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.

    Aromas of cassis, raspberry, perfume and vanilla are interwoven with tobacco, cedar and cocoa. On the palate the wine is dense and concentrated with a finish that is long and complex. This wine will age well for a decade and beyond. We recommend decanting in its youth. Our favorite pairings include beef tenderloin, and herb encrusted rack of lamb.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Profile has been an important, but sometimes overlooked, member of the Napa Valley pantheon for many years, and their '06 shows why. It's a rich, complex and smooth wine. Packed with blackberry, cassis and smoky, new oak flavors, it shows a firm structure of tannins and acidity. Beautiful now with a grilled steak, and should age well for at least a decade.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2006 Profile (82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) is a beauty. The sweet, ripe tannins nicely frame this large-scaled, full-bodied wine. Its opaque ruby/purple color is followed by a fragrant bouquet of tobacco leaf, spice box, white chocolate, black currants, and plums. Deep, full-bodied, expansive, and savory, it will be even better after several more years of bottle age, and should easily last for two decades or more.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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