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Merus Wines
2013 - Merus
750 ml.

$148.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 93
WS 88
JS 92

Country: USA

Region: Napa

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2013

Size: 750 ml.

From the start Merus proved that grand architecture or expensive tools were less crucial to fine winemaking than passion and dedication. The passion and dedication remain, but now they're supported by facilities entirely geared to production of singularly oustanding wine. Merus began as the quintessential “garage wine,” made by Merus founders Erika J. Gottl and Mark Herold in the two-car garage behind their home in the town of Napa. The wine won international renown starting with its first vintage in 1998, but the garage imposed serious limitations. The very hands-on Merus winemaking regimen was cramped by lack of space, wine storage had to be outsourced, and legal restrictions barred visitors or tastings. When William Foley brought Merus into his Foley Family Wines group at the end of 2007, one of his first goals was to find a Napa Valley winery site worthy of the brand. A few months later he acquired a historic ranch tucked into a canyon on the east side of the valley. One of Napa’s fabled “ghost wineries,” it had been abandoned in the wake of Prohibition and only recently brought back to life. Now the fully updated winery includes custom-made winemaking equipment and 7,000 square feet of caves for barrel storage. The winery’s new tasting salon and a second tasting area in the caves were stunningly renovated by Merus co-founder Erika Gottl’s Amsterdam-based UXUS design consultancy.

SKU: 752
Winery: Merus Wines
Reviews
Robert Parker - 93 See more...
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a relatively big, robust, rich Cabernet Sauvignon (15.2% alcohol) with a dense ruby/purple color, creamy, toasty oak. Loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit and an opaque purple color, this full-bodied wine is still young, but really savory, rich and bold. What it lacks in complexity it makes up in size and intensity. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.
Wine Spectator - 88 See more...
Big-sized, with toasty, cedary, charry oak notes leaning heavily on the core gravel-laced dried berry and currant flavors, making this a tough call, as the fruit intensity is there but wrestles with pushing past the wood. Best from 2019 through 2028. 1,006 cases made.
James Suckling - 92 See more...
Fresh and vivid aromas of blackberries, blueberries and violets. Full body, very fine yet chewy tannins, and a delicious finish. Needs a year or two to soften, but a rich California cab with form.

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