Merryvale Profile 1997
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
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.
Starts out smooth and rich, with creamy mocha and currant flavors. Concentrated and focused, the tannins gain weight on the finish, giving it a chewy aftertaste. Decant and drink now. The other two bottles were off. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.