Merus 2009 Cabernet

Merus 2009 Cabernet

Region: St. Helena, Napa Valley



The Merus 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a captivating wine that offers a remarkable tasting experience. On the palate, it displays a rich and full-bodied character, with a velvety texture that envelops the senses. The wine showcases a complex array of flavors, including ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and cassis, layered with hints of chocolate, tobacco, and a touch of spice. The nose is equally enticing, with intense aromas of black fruits, cedar, and a subtle note of vanilla. The finishing taste is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of dark fruits and a subtle touch of oak. In terms of color, the wine exhibits a deep, opaque hue that hints at its concentration and depth. The Merus 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail, offering a truly memorable experience for any wine enthusiast.

Robert Parker - 92 Points

"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon flows across the palate with dark berries, espresso, mocha, grilled herbs and sweet spices, all of which come together in a soft, sumptuous style that is very appealing. Ripe, silky tannins typical of the vintage support the fruit all the way through to the long, generous finish. The 2009 spent 18 months in French oak barrels and is the first vintage made with the consulting services of Paul Hobbs. This is a terrific showing from Merus."

Antonio Galloni - 93 Points

"(15.1% alcohol): Bright, saturated ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, cola, chocolate, minerals and spicy oak. Dense, concentrated and sweet, with an almost confectionery quality to the chocolatey dark fruit flavors. A strong spine of tannins gives this very rich cabernet plenty of support. Finishes with powerful fruit and palate-staining length. I would probably opt to enjoy this wine over the next seven or eight years, for its youthful fruit."