2004 Merus Cabernet - 750ml

2004 Merus Cabernet - 750ml

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2004 Merus Cabernet - 96 pts!
The home property of the successful husband and wife team of winemaking guru Mark Herold and his graphic designer wife Erika Gottl Merus has produced a blockbuster 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. These cuvees are made from super-ripe fruit spend 18-20 months in 100% new French oak usually Taransaud and are bottled without fining or filtration. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot and Malbec the full-bodied dense 2004 offers notes of blackberries blueberries espresso roast and smoky oak a super-rich mouthfeel good freshness and purity and enough acidity and tannin to provide structure as well as definition. It will be delicious young but should become more civilized in 4-5 years and keep for two decades. RP Rich and concentrated with a generous mix of currant blackberry wild berry and mocha-laced oak. Intense yet avoids being heavy turning sleek and elegant. Deftly balanced and tightly focused with a complex lingering finish that ends with hints of herb and black olive. Drink now through 2015. 

Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2004
Rating WS96/RP94
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Merus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Rating

Robert Parker

Rating RP94

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS96 - 2004 Merus Cabernet - 96 pts! The home property of the successful husband and wife team of winemaking guru Mark Herold and his graphic designer wife Erika Gottl Merus has produced a blockbuster 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. These cuvees are made from super-ripe fruit spend 18-20 months in 100% new French oak usually Taransaud and are bottled without fining or filtration. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot and Malbec the full-bodied dense 2004 offers notes of blackberries blueberries espresso roast and smoky oak a super-rich mouthfeel good freshness and purity and enough acidity and tannin to provide structure as well as definition. It will be delicious young but should become more civilized in 4-5 years and keep for two decades. RP Rich and concentrated with a generous mix of currant blackberry wild berry and mocha-laced oak. Intense yet avoids being heavy turning sleek and elegant. Deftly balanced and tightly focused with a complex lingering finish that ends with hints of herb and black olive. Drink now through 2015. 875 cases made. WS

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