Merryvale Vineyards

Profile Estate Vineyard
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 3
Vintage: 2017

Merryvale Vineyards

Profile Estate Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced


  • A single-barrel lot from the Schlatter family’s hillside Profile Estate Vineyard, east of St. Helena
  • Sourced from gravelly loam blocks of Forward and Henneke soils at an elevation of 900 feet
  • Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc selected by Simon Faury, winemaker
  • Slow, native-yeast fermentation to fully integrate the components and attain a true expression of the site


The Schlatter Family's hillside Profile Estate Vineyard lies on an eastern ridge at 900 feet elevation. Planted in 1997 by David Abreu, Michel Rolland and former Merryvale winemaker Bob Levy, the 25-acre vineyard presents just the right kind of challenge and reward. With steep slopes, rocky soils and volcanic ash bedrock, the exceptional vineyard site consistently delivers grapes that stand out for their plush fruit character, complexity and silky tannin structure. This Premiere Napa Valley wine is comprised of lots selected by our winemaker Simon Faury that best demonstrate the character and personality of our Profile Estate Vineyard.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
  • Wine is produced in a Napa Green winery

Simon Faury

Winemaker, Merryvale Vineyards

Winemaker, Simon Faury

Simon Faury's early years were divided between Lyon, Champagne and the Alps. Needless to say, growing up in France -- especially the Rhone Valley --- gave him access and exposure to some of the world's greatest wines. In 2002, at the age of 17, a tasting of Cotes Rotie and Condrieu inspired him to pursue a career in the wine industry.

After school he traveled extensively working in some of the world's most prestigious wine regions including Barbaresco, Barolo, Bordeaux (Domaine de Chevalier, Chateau Pichon Longueville) and Mendoza (Bordega Michael Rolland). In the Napa Valley his resume includes Robert Mondavi, The Napa Valley Reserve, Harlan Estate and Merryvale.

As Winemaker, Simon is in charge of production at the St. Helena winery. He oversees all winemaking operations for Schlatter Family Wines, working closely with consultant Craig Williams. Simon focuses on terroir and understanding soils, develops and implements winemaking techniques, creates and fine-tunes the blends, and manages quality during bottling. Viticulturally, Simon is very involved in the farming at the Schlatter Family Estate Vineyard and works directly with the growers from whom Merryvale sources fruit. He has input and/or control over irrigation, organic farming, pruning, canopy management and crop loads.

Country born: France

Education: Simon studied Agronomy and Viticulture in Turin, Italy before earning his Winemaking Masters in Bordeaux.

Years in the wine industry: 9 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Working with a number of varieties under diverse growing conditions has had a major impact on his philosophy and understanding of wine. "Great wines possess refinement, depth, character and personality. They elicit joy and emotion. They are the result of attention to the vineyard and respect for the fruit."

"Merryvale's Schlatter Family Estate Vineyard is one of the finest sites in Napa. It is a beauty capable of producing tremendous Cabernets from its diverse terroir. As we expand our understanding of this extraordinary hillside property we can refine our viticultural and winemaking practices to develop even more depth, density and smoothness in our wines."

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