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2015 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Image

2015 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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A singularly delicious bottle of wine. Deep dark fruit aromas lure you into the glass. There’s a hint of something akin to dark chocolate and cocoa before it opens up to reveal classic black currant and berry syrup aromas.

Tasting Notes

…So delicious aromatically, so dense and insanely opaque with opulently deep violet hues matching impressively with dark blue and black berries alongside fresh turned earth and minerals, dark soils and tobacco leaf…fresh ground Turkish Coffee and dusty Cocoa ending with subtle notes of Vanilla and Cedar-

…This wildly inspirational 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville keeps outperforming year after year with powerful and firm tannins, dark Berries with focus and precision- Please Decant this Deep and Concentrated Cab for at least an hour - Enjoy!

~ Master Sommelier

2015 Vintage

This 2015 Merus is a singularly delicious bottle of wine. Deep dark fruit aromas lure you into the glass.
ere’s a hint of something akin to dark chocolate and cocoa before it opens up to reveal classic black currant
and berry syrup aromas. e tannin, acid, and alcohol are in such balance that wine feels sweet, though it is
bone dry. A hint of vanilla imparted by the French oak aging lingers on the nish. Decant for one hour to
bring forth maximum aromatics and complexity.
 

Did you know-? …The grape's true origins discovered in 1996 with the use of DNA typing, which determined that Cabernet Sauvignon was the offspring of Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc and was most likely a chance crossing that occurred in the 17th century.

This wildly inspirational 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville keeps outperforming year after year with powerful and firm tannins, dark Berries with focus and precision- Please Decant this Deep and Concentrated Cab for at least an hour - Enjoy! - by Master Sommelier, Robert Smith
Winemaker Notes
This 2015 Merus is a singularly delicious bottle of wine. Deep dark fruit aromas lure you into the glass. There’s a hint of something akin to dark chocolate and cocoa before it opens up to reveal classic black currant and berry syrup aromas. The tannin, acid, and alcohol are in such balance that wine feels sweet, though it is bone dry. A hint of vanilla imparted by the French oak aging lingers on the Finish. Decant for one hour to bring forth maximum aromatics and complexity.
Food Pairing Notes
Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks & Roasted Root Vegetables Amazing together with the depth of this extremely concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon - Black berries, savory herbs and cocoa coat the palate as it heightens the earth tones of the dish - add firm tannins complementing this amazingly delicious Lamb Dish- by Master Sommelier, Robert Smith
Composition
89% Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville), 11% Petit Verdot (Yountville)
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Coombsville
Aging
26 months in barrel; 100% New French oak
Fermentation
Fermented with primarily whole berries at 75 degrees using 100% indigenous yeast.
Alcohol %
15.00
Production Notes
Merus is handmade in every sense of the word. It is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coombsville Viticultural Appellation in the Southeastern corner of the Napa Valley. The individual vineyards selected for Merus are owned by a handful of serious growers who possess extraordinary terroirs and a willingness to implement our strict farming and harvesting protocols. Severe pruning, cluster sorting, small-lot fermentations and careful lot selection combine to create a wine that is dense, concentrated and nuanced.
Vineyard Notes
The bulk of Merus comes from a single well-chosen Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard site in the Coombsville A.V.A of the Napa Valley. This is one of the coolest sites in the Napa Valley which allows the vines to remain viable and active into November. What it also has going for it under challenging conditions is very well-draining soil (volcanic strewn with river cobble), early morning sunshine due to the gentle eastern aspect, and daily afternoon breezes.