28 Ratings
Merus Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Merus Wines



Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, sweet butter and loam. Sweet, lush and sappy, with black cherry and graphite flavors offering very good definition and lift. Offers compelling sweetness ...

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    95 pts Wine Spectator, 93 pts International Wine Cellar. WS review: Has gained with age; still big, bold, ripe and expressive, with tiers of juicy plum, blackberry, chocolate brownie and espresso, yet for all its girth it's elegant and graceful, ending with a touch of kirsch. 2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2019. 650 cases made.

    about 3 years
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    WA 96 WS 95 RETROSPECTIVE 2011-WA 96

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    "The blockbuster 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (a 650-case blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec) tips the scales at a lofty 15.1% alcohol, but it is neither hot nor heavy. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of espresso roast, melted licorice, fudge, creme de cassis, and blackberries. This low acid, full-bodied 2001 possesses tremendous intensity, a massive palate impression, and no trace of heaviness or heat from its high octane style. The ta...