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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
96+

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 212

This boutique blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec is a broodingly backward, formidably endowed, full throttle, pedal-to-the-metal style of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2004's 15.5% alcohol is well-concealed by the wine's wealth of fruit and glycerin. This full-bodied beauty is black as a moonless night. It exhibits abundant notes of plums, blackberries and creme de cassis as well as nicely integrated wood, acidity and tannin. It will offer an impeccable well-made, stunningly rich, complex, two-fisted glass of Cabernet Sauvignon over the next 15+ years.

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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: 98 Tasted On: 06/11/2013

98

Johnnymd Trust Rating: 96 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

Billy the Kid Trust Rating: 91 Tasted On: 01/11/2012

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

97

David W294 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 10/15/2011 Drink Dates: 2008-2025

96

WineStorm Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 11/08/2008

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