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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 108205)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $149.00

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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 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:

99 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 percent Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot.

The 2007 Merus is a deep, saturated garnet in color, with intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, currant, cedar, and graphite. In the mouth it is rich, seamless, and expansive, layered yet clean and clearly focused. An abundance of black fruit and exotic spice is carried by silken tannins to a long, almost endless finish. Despite its power and concentration, it is very accessible now in its youth, but it has the structure and balance to age beautifully for a decade or even two.

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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.