Merus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml - The Grape Tray
Merus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml
SKU: 1018

Merus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  • v95
  • js93
  • jd92+


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Winery Notes:

The 2018 Merus is a dark and powerful wine. Aromas of cassis and blackberry fill the nose, with undertones of vanilla bean, cedar and graphite. A full body and plush velvety tannins fill the mouth with deep flavors of saturated black fruits. Hints of vanilla and a fine grain oak texture from the 100% new French oak aging linger on the finish. Decant for one hour for maximum enjoyment.

  • v95

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dense, full-throttle wine. A blast of inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice, new leather, lavender, graphite, and dried herbs makes a strong opening statement. There's not a ton of subtlety, but the 2019 is undeniably beautiful and vivid. It’s unapologetically flamboyant though, and will be appreciated most by readers who enjoy this style.

January 2022
James Suckling
  • js93

Aromas of blackberries, blueberries, red plums, cedar, vanilla and baking spices. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Structured and powerful with a rich core of fruit on the center-palate and a flavorful, polished finish. Drink from 2023.

November 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92+

Lots of red, blue, and black fruits as well as tobacco and cedarwood notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated Cabernet. Coming from the Coombsville appellation, it has some firmer yet ripe tannins and the concentration and balance to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age. It should drink well over the following decade.

May 2022

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