Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 93] [JS 92]

Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
(Napa Valley, California) - [RP 93] [JS 92]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Merus is handmade in every sense of the word. It is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coombsville Viticultural Appellation in the Southeastern corner of the Napa Valley. The individual vineyards selected for Merus are owned by a handful of serious growers who possess extraordinary terroirs and a willingness to implement our strict farming and harvesting protocols. Severe pruning, cluster sorting, small-lot fermentations and careful lot selection combine to create a wine that is dense, concentrated and nuanced. The bulk of Merus comes from a single well-chosen Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard site in the Coombsville A.V.A of the Napa Valley. This is one of the coolest sites in the Napa Valley which allows the vines to remain viable and active into November. What it also has going for it under challenging conditions is very well-draining soil (volcanic strewn with river cobble), early morning sunshine due to the gentle eastern aspect, and daily afternoon breezes.

Ratings and Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Spectator:
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a relatively big, robust, rich Cabernet Sauvignon (15.2% alcohol) with a dense ruby/purple color, creamy, toasty oak. Loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit and an opaque purple color, this full-bodied wine is still young, but really savory, rich and bold. What it lacks in complexity it makes up in size and intensity. Drink it over the next 15 or so years." - (Dec 2015)

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Fresh and vivid aromas of blackberries, blueberries and violets. Full body, very fine yet chewy tannins, and a delicious finish. Needs a year or two to soften, but a rich California cab with form." - (Jan 2016)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Big-sized, with toasty, cedary, charry oak notes leaning heavily on the core gravel-laced dried berry and currant flavors, making this a tough call, as the fruit intensity is there but wrestles with pushing past the wood. Best from 2019 through 2028. 1,006 cases made." - JL (2016)