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27 Ratings
Merus Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Merus Wines

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) #x Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008"Superrich, smooth and creamy. A seductive style that balances ripe, concentrated currant, cherry, fresh earth, mineral and sage notes with toasty, cedary oak. Ends with a powerful yet elegant finish that keeps pumping out the flavors. Fine-grained tannins bode well for the future. Drink now through 2015."Wine Spectator96 Points

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2008
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/2009
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006 ($110; blended with 2% malbec and 1% petit verdot) 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 and an almost liqueur-like ripeness, but this is more than simply a fruit bomb. Finishes with substantial ripe, broad tannins. "The 2002 versio...
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05