Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
SKU: 55154

Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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750ml
$219.99
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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Merus
Alcohol/vol 15%
By looking at its saturated purple-black color, you can tell immediately that the 2012 Merus is a powerhouse of a wine. With even a little air, dark blackberry, tarry smoke, crushed violet, and charred beef fat aromas emerge. Once the masculine aromas escape the more subtle and delicate Coombsville characteristics become apparent, i.e. aromas of fresh black currant, sweet bramble vine, and cool wet stones. The mouth follows suit as it enters first with a thickness and a black fruit sweetness that one would expect from the initial aroma. Typical to its Coombsville pedigree, it never feels heavy as it fills every corner of your mouth. The 100% new oak provides structure and a pleasing toastiness but doesn't overwhelm. This wine is still a baby and a bit disjointed as are many 2012s. With even a few more months in the bottle, it should become seamless and even more rich.
Wine Enthusiast
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From winemakers Dave Lattin and David Ramey, this tremendous wine is sourced from both Coombsville and Yountville, with small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot in the blend, the latter from Soda Canyon. Smoky cigar, tar and meat direct the nose, atop concentrated, dark, brooding fruit and leathery tannins. Cellar through 2020.

Virginie Boone, November 1, 2015
Wine Spectator
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A taut, gutsy effort. While the core of dark berry, earth, cedar and tobacco is chewy, the tannins are not to be minimized. Finishes with plum and black cherry details. Drink now through 2028. 931 cases made.

James Laube, October 15, 2015