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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 105337)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Merus is deep inky purple in color with intense aromas of black cherries, layered with exotic spice, hints of cinnamon, mocha, dark chocolate, cassis and blackberries. In the mouth, the entry possesses tremendous intensity and a massive palate impression. Mouth coating flavors with an abundance of dark cherry fruit on the opening followed by dark dense fruit, dark chocolate and exotic spices together with abundant velvety tannins, gives this wine its structure and rich multi-layered texture. This wine expands in the mouth for a long finish. Given its youthful character, the 2006 Merus will benefit from cellaring for at least five to fifteen years.
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About Merus:

Merus is a small, ultra luxury wine brand in the Napa Valley that creates highly-coveted wine in small quantities. Hand-made, using the finest techniques and processes, this wine has been rated as one of the country's top Cabernet Sauvignons.

Merus was started in 1998 with the mission of producing handcrafted wine of uncompromising quality and distinction. Their objective is to produce small amounts of age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Stags Leap, and Coombsville vineyards. Merus views winemaking in a conservationist light, whereby optimizing vineyard quality is the single most important factor in achieving superlative wine quality. Therefore, they have established long-term relationships with only those winegrowers willing to work within the parameters of their rigorous vineyard demands. Merus is a labor of love that truly expresses the definition of great wine in the bottle.