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2004 Merus - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
2004 Merus - Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Merus - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 132

($160; includes 3% malbec and 2% petit verdot) Bright, full medium ruby. Sexy, fruit-driven aromas of black raspberry, crushed blackberry and minerals. Lush, broad and sweet, without being at all overdone. Intensely flavored and vibrant, this fruit bomb shows an enticing sugar/acid balance. Finishes quite broad, with fine-grained tannins. A few years of bottle aging should bring additional complexity.

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WA
94

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 168

The home property of the successful husband and wife team of winemaking guru Mark Herold and his graphic designer wife, Erika Gottl, Merus has produced a blockbuster 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. These cuvees are made from super-ripe fruit, spend 18-20 months in 100% new French oak (usually Taransaud), and are bottled without fining or filtration. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot and Malbec, the full-bodied, dense 2004 offers notes of blackberries, blueberries, espresso roast, and smoky oak, a super-rich mouthfeel, good freshness and purity, and enough acidity and tannin to provide structure as well as definition. It will be delicious young, but should become more civilized in 4-5 years, and keep for two decades.

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WS
96

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Rich and concentrated, with a generous mix of currant, blackberry, wild berry and mocha-laced oak. Intense, yet avoids being heavy, turning sleek and elegant. Deftly balanced and tightly focused, with a complex, lingering finish that ends with hints of herb and black olive. 875 cases made.

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Community Reviews

95

G Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 06/11/2013

98

Johnnymd Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 05/30/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2020

Very pure and concentrated with dark berry and blueberry, vanilla, surrounded by velvety tannin and long finish. Almost perfect.

96

William T347 Trust Rating: 91 Tasted On: 01/11/2012

Very rich. Great fruit, beautiful tannins. Just a wonderful wine.

97

David W294 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 10/15/2011 Drink Dates: 2008-2025

96

WineStorm Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 11/08/2008

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