Merus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Jim McCusker

From a couple of nights ago. Absolutely fantastic. I was a bit concerned opening up one of these without a few hours in the decanter, but this edition of Merus is really approachable in its (relative) youth. Well-integrated tannins, this wine is just beginning to show some secondary flavors and aromatics - easily has 5-7 years of evolution ahead of it - but if you have a couple in your cellar I’d recommend pulling one now and try the next one in 2025. Outstanding cab from Napa.

From a couple of nights ago. Absolutely fantastic. I was a bit concerned opening up one of these without a few hours in the decanter, but this edition of Merus is really approachable in its (relative) youth. Well-integrated tannins, this wine is just beginning to show some secondary flavors and aromatics - easily has 5-7 years of evolution ahead of it - but if you have a couple in your cellar I’d recommend pulling one now and try the next one in 2025. Outstanding cab from Napa.

9.5

Thomas Brenner Delectable Pro

Dried strawberry, blackberries, sun soaked patio deck, smooth, full bodied and smooth

Dried strawberry, blackberries, sun soaked patio deck, smooth, full bodied and smooth

9.1

John L

Yum!

Yum!

9.2

Eric Adams

Always a fav.

Always a fav.

9.3

Sean Schulke

Perfection

Perfection

9.4

Joe Davant

Super smooth with refined tannins.

Super smooth with refined tannins.

9.2

Michael Gross

Coombsville! First time trying a wine from the new AVA and it didn't disappoint. Great balance and structure, ripe black fruit without being over done. Nice polished finish rounds out a solid wine.

Coombsville! First time trying a wine from the new AVA and it didn't disappoint. Great balance and structure, ripe black fruit without being over done. Nice polished finish rounds out a solid wine.

9.2

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