2004 Merus - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2004 Merus - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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Wine Advocate | 96+

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.

Drink Dates: 2014-2029
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 212

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Wine Spectator | 96

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.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: James Laube


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Score: 95
Author: G
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/11/2013
Score: 98
Author: 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.
Score: 96
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 01/11/2012
Very rich. Great fruit, beautiful tannins. Just a wonderful wine.
Score: 97
Author: David W294
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/15/2011
Drink Dates: 2008-2025
Score: 96
Author: WineStorm
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/08/2008

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More Vintages and Sizes of Merus - Cabernet Sauvignon:

2006 (1.5L)
2003 (1.5L)
2003 (750ml)
2002 (750ml)

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