2016 Merryvale Profile
The 2016 Profile has beautiful color and the nose opens with savory herbs, chocolate, roasted notes and cherry reduction. The mouth starts with a broad entry and a lot of tension. This wine shows a bit more delicate approach compared to the 2015 but has great complexity and shows seductive, savory flavors with pretty, soft tannins. The 2016 Profile will continue to develop and gain complexity for many years. Cellared properly, this wine can be enjoyed for up to 30 years. Decant this wine in its youth.
NAME2016 Merryvale Profile
VARIETALCabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
In 1933 The winery was built by Jack Riorda and a group of partners. Initially called Sunnyhill Winery, it was rechristened to Sunny St. Helena Winery a short time later. In 1946 The winery was sold to a small cooperative of Napa Valley growers and it functioned as a co-op for five years before being purchased by Charles Forni, a notable Napa Valley vintner of the time. The winery appears to have continued to operate as a cooperative at this time. In 1997 The Profile Estate Vineyard was developed under the direction of Michel Rolland and then winemaker Bob Levy; planted and farmed by David Abreu Vineyard Management for the following ten years. Located east of St. Helena the site features 25 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.