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2006 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 53942-2006-750

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$148.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($135; blended with 3% malbec and 2% petit verdot) Saturated ruby. Dusty black raspberry, blackberry, spices and licorice pastille on the nose, with hints of meat, dark chocolate and eucalyptus. Less sweet and harmonious than the young 2007 sample, showing a rather tightly wound quality and a medicinal aspect to its dark fruit flavors. Finishes with serious, even somewhat tough tannins. In a disjointed stage now and in need of patience.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Although closed at present, Merus' inky/purple-colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon displays enormous power and richness. It is a massive, blockbuster-styled effort possessing black fruits, plenty of spicy oak, hints of licorice and graphite, and mouth-staining tannins and extract in the finish. Forget it for 4-5 years, and drink it over the following 20-25.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Intense and rustic, with chewy mineral, anise, dried currant and earth notes. Full-bodied, this is concentrated and long on the finish, but needs time to soften.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Robert B01
  • Self | Rating: 94

    dark purple color. needs time to open, but this is a powerhouse that remains under control. the blend of some malbec with the touch of petit verdot deepen and soften the dominant cab fruit into as perfect balance of finesse and power and the finish is marvelous. will drink fine for years to come.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2025
    Author: dozman3
The name Merus derives from the Latin noun meaning pure, unmixed, complete, and undiluted, especially when pertaining to wine. Merus winery in Napa Valley strives to represent this idea of absolute purity in each and every one of their bottles.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 508 bottles owned
  • 98 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 98 collectors)