Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
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Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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750ML / 15% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The 2016 Merus is a powerful, dark, meaty, fruit-saturated, syrupy, mouthful of wine. Since it is bone-dry and fermented at moderate temperatures, this is an absolute reflection of the strength of the vineyard, the beauty of whole berry fermentation, and the synergies that can occur between wine and wood. The 100% new French oak aging provides structure and subtle vanilla hints on the finish. Decant for at least one hour in advance for maximum enjoyment.

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WS 96
Wine Spectator
A towering young wine, laden with gorgeously pure plum, boysenberry and blackberry puree flavors, showing flashes of violet and apple wood. Beautifully rendered, with power, grace and beguiling perfume throughout, revealing a long, refined structure through the finish. Best from 2021 through 2035.
WW 96
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2016 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, concentrated, and long-lasting. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings the unbridled power of black fruits, licorice, and oak well-melded together. Enjoy it with a grilled Porterhouse topped with a block of creamy blue-veined cheese. (Tasted: September 9, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep purple-black in color, the barrel sample of 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notes of black raspberries, kirsch and roses over a core of cassis and warm blackberries plus hints of pencil lead, bay leaves and menthol. Full-bodied with a well-played frame of approachable, chewy tannins, it has plenty of black and red fruit layers with a savory finish.
Barrel Sample: 92-95
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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.

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