Merus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Coombsville|
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.
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.
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.
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.