Merus

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3364 ratings
9.264 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jeff Hollinden

Silky smooth, well balanced, big and a little peppery. Wonderful!

Silky smooth, well balanced, big and a little peppery. Wonderful!

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

The tasting room at Merus. The 09 is drinking nicely. Figs, dates and spice on the nose. Dark fruit liqueur; blackberries, dark cherries, stewed strawberries, black raspberries, cherries, rich dark wet earth, violets, more tannin structure than the 11 &13, soft easy light minerals. This is round & lush and does finish.

The tasting room at Merus. The 09 is drinking nicely. Figs, dates and spice on the nose. Dark fruit liqueur; blackberries, dark cherries, stewed strawberries, black raspberries, cherries, rich dark wet earth, violets, more tannin structure than the 11 &13, soft easy light minerals. This is round & lush and does finish.

Sep 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2


The cellar room at a Merus. The 13 had big dark fruit and sage nose. Ripe blackberry juice, creamed blackberries, black cherries, black cherry licorice, anise, dark dry powdery earth, crushed rocks, edgy mineral powder and nice acidity. Round polished elegant finish that takes an hour in the decanter to reveal.


The cellar room at a Merus. The 13 had big dark fruit and sage nose. Ripe blackberry juice, creamed blackberries, black cherries, black cherry licorice, anise, dark dry powdery earth, crushed rocks, edgy mineral powder and nice acidity. Round polished elegant finish that takes an hour in the decanter to reveal.

Sep 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Muted nose. This wine is very easy to drink. Black plum, blackberries, blueberries, dark raspberries, easy minerals, rich dark earth, violets, black cherry licorice. There's a Grenache feel is this wine. Tannins round and evolved. It soft, elegant and round on the finish but there's something missing on the finish for now.

Muted nose. This wine is very easy to drink. Black plum, blackberries, blueberries, dark raspberries, easy minerals, rich dark earth, violets, black cherry licorice. There's a Grenache feel is this wine. Tannins round and evolved. It soft, elegant and round on the finish but there's something missing on the finish for now.

Sep 17th, 2016
Victor H Jimenez

Needs more time

Needs more time

Jan 30th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Too oaky and tight. Needs more time.

Too oaky and tight. Needs more time.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Eric Hwang

Magical, with layers of rich flavors and heady aromas of worn leather, cigar box and licorice. Firm chewy tannins and lingering finish. Yum!

Magical, with layers of rich flavors and heady aromas of worn leather, cigar box and licorice. Firm chewy tannins and lingering finish. Yum!

Jun 12th, 2015
Robert McCall

Dark/blue nose that gives me the good smile. Palate coating dark fruit, smooth tannins, 45 second finish. A beaut!

Dark/blue nose that gives me the good smile. Palate coating dark fruit, smooth tannins, 45 second finish. A beaut!

May 4th, 2015
Steve Gage

Director of Sales and Hospitality, Moone-Tsai Wines

8.5

A bit oxidized. Cork had seepage.

A bit oxidized. Cork had seepage.

Mar 31st, 2015
Philippe Thibault

Black berries, dry raspberries, black plums, licorice, sweet chocolate, little spice and earth tones. A tad herbal on the finish.

Black berries, dry raspberries, black plums, licorice, sweet chocolate, little spice and earth tones. A tad herbal on the finish.

Jan 7th, 2015