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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 113459)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $165.00

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
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 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:

2008 represents our eleventh vintage of Merus. The 2008 Merus is opulent, juicy and approachable with subtle tannins lurking below the surface. The aromas are emblematic of Coombsville ripe blueberries, blackberries, anise cedar, cassis and wet granite. The lush, thick palate is backed by balancing acids that impact structure and elegance to the wine. While drinking beautifully now, the 2008 Merus has the depth and concentration to expand and evolve over the next five to ten years.

Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Malbec and Petit Verdot

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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.