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2008 Merryvale US Red Blend "Profile"

Winery: Merryvale

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Profile"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, & 1% Cabernet Franc

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $165

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 96.8 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97)

Review date: November 23, 2011

Wine Review: This wine was the winner of our High End Red blind tasting. It Rocks! It is opaque and onyx colored and opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with a hint of vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, perfectly balanced and super smooth. The flavor profile is an absolutely delicious black cherry and mild black raspberry blend. The finish is dry, elegant, and its fine tannins are lengthy and drift away nicely. This bottle will not last long and it didn’t. The panel suggested pairing this wine with a filet mignon at your favorite steakhouse. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2008 Profile shows opulent aromas of blackberry, cassis, sweet mixed berries, perfume and black tea along with vanilla, baking spices and toasty oak. The texture is broad and mouth-filling with mature tannins and exceptional length.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Merryvale 2008 Profile.

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