2009 Merryvale Vineyards Profile Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 3L
2009 Merryvale Vineyards Profile Proprietary Red Wine
  • WE 94
  • WA 94
  • VN 93
  • WS 92
  • VN 92

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, August 2012
Cellar Selection. This falls midway between the spectacular '08 and the elegant '07. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, its grapes were grown in St. Helena. The wine shows softly lush tannins and deep, complex flavors of red...   Cellar Selection. This falls midway between the spectacular '08 and the elegant '07. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, its grapes were grown in St. Helena. The wine shows softly lush tannins and deep, complex flavors of red fruit, berry, licorice, cocoa and mineral that easily stand up to 100% new French oak. Don't open it until at least 2018, and it should develop for many years afterward.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2020
The 2009 Profile is made up of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it features notions of baked blackberries, black cherry compote and crème de cassis with hints...   The 2009 Profile is made up of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it features notions of baked blackberries, black cherry compote and crème de cassis with hints of cedar chest, pencil lead, spice box and fragrant soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has loads of relatively youthful, bright fruit with a refreshing line and grainy tannins to support, finishing with compelling purity. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
VN 93
Vinous, December 2011
The 2009 Profile bursts on the palate with an exciting array of black fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and grilled herbs. It is a big, muscular wine endowed with considerable depth and richness, but despite its obvious size...   The 2009 Profile bursts on the palate with an exciting array of black fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and grilled herbs. It is a big, muscular wine endowed with considerable depth and richness, but despite its obvious size, all of the elements are in harmony. This big boy will need some cellaring, but it is beautiful. Profile is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc.  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, June 2012
Exhibits a rich array of savory herb, dried dark berry, mocha, licorice, smoke and cedar flavors, gaining depth and richness and firming nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc...   Exhibits a rich array of savory herb, dried dark berry, mocha, licorice, smoke and cedar flavors, gaining depth and richness and firming nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020. 2,824 cases made.–JL  
VN 92
Vinous, July 2019
Bright, dark ruby. An element of minerality lifts the aromas of dark berries, chocolate and mocha, with an emerging violet nuance adding class. Silky and rich but also delineated and brisk, with its element of minerality...   Bright, dark ruby. An element of minerality lifts the aromas of dark berries, chocolate and mocha, with an emerging violet nuance adding class. Silky and rich but also delineated and brisk, with its element of minerality and harmonious acidity giving cut to the flavors of cassis, black cherry and licorice. The strong, rising finish is firmly tannic but not dry; in fact, this wine makes the tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon seem a bit dry and clunky by comparison. A lovely blend, and built for continued slow evolution in bottle. (14.8% alcohol) -- Stephen Tanzer  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2009
Size 3L