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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 121503)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $165.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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:

Dark, layered and complex are the leading descriptors for the 2009 Cabernet. The wine is vibrant and focused with dollops of black licorice, brown tobacco, exotic tree essence, black and red fruits, cassis and minerals. Thee wine's thick texture and intense fruit flavors overshadow the well-integrated tannins.
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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.