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2012 Merryvale Profile  (Napa Valley) 92

Soft, round, and lushly textured on the palate, the wine offers a generous serving of ripe, sweet, juicy, dark fruits, spice, licorice and vanilla bean. Forward in style, medium/full bodied, the wine was made from a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 92 Points

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2008 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 89

Spicy black raspberries and cassis. Medium bodied with a light, red and black fruit filled finish. 89 Points

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2007 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 89

Boysenberry, licorice and oak aromas, medium bodied, finesse style of California wine from a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. This ends with mocha and black cherry sensations. 89 Points

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2007 Merryvale Profile  (Napa Valley) 95

Served double blind, this was a knock out! This has really improved over the years. It's lush, round, fleshy, flashy and packed with sweet, ripe, juicy, fresh, dark fruits, licorice, smoke, earth and black cherry liqueur. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec, this is just tasting great today! 95 Points

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With a blend similar to some Left Bank Bordeaux wines, 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine is packed with smoke, fresh blackberries, earth, tobacco and coffee. Fresh and fleshy, this round wine ends with sweet, cocoa and more blackberry. This is drinking great today. 92 Points

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Loaded with smoke, blackberry, cassis and chocoalte, this elegant Napa Cabernet Sauvignon based wine ends with a clean sensation of cassis, espresso bean and black cherry flavor. 92 Points

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1996 Merryvale Profile  (Napa Valley) 85

Tobacco, earth, cassis and old wood scents are found in the nose. The soft, round, texture is the best of the wine, which ends with a smoky, earthy finish. This Left Bank Bordeaux blend is past its prime and requires drinking sooner than later. 85 Points

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