2019 Profile 1.5L
Profile is a true representation of our hillside estate vineyard in Conn Valley. Blended from the best lots produced across 25 sloped and rocky acres, it reflects each vintage’s unique characteristics through the diversity of clonal selections, rootstocks, soils, elevation, orientation and microclimates on the property. The wine was vinified with classic Bordeaux techniques- wild yeast fermentation began after 5 days of cold soak and reached peak temperature of 90F. After 15-21 days of maceration, the wines were drained directly to barrel to complete spontaneous malolactic fermentation. We aged the wine for 23 months in 80% new French oak barrels. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration. In 2019, a warm but even growing season enabled the grapes to be picked at optimum ripeness. The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture has resulted in an amazing vintage.
A blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc that reflects the best of the Profile Estate in a fantastic vintage. Powerful and rich with a refined balance, it delivers classic notes of currants, cassis, and cocoa, complemented with hints of minerality. The tannins are supple and beautifully integrated, and the finish is long and rewarding. A savory, seductive wine that will improve over the next 25+ years.