90 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 9 percent Merlot, and 1 percent Petit Verdot.

Only a very small amount of this wine was produced, but it quickly became legendary. Our first vintage offers qualities that have became Merus hallmarks: intense color, super-ripe flavors, layers of complexity, and beautiful texture.

230 Cases Produced

93 Points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

“An impressive wine from a much-maligned vintage… The acidity seems low in this full-bodied, expressive, rich, multi-layered wine with a terrific texture and exceptional purity. This is a superb 1998, and certainly one of the finest wines of the vintage. It is also one heck of a debut wine from this small operation.”

92 Points - Jim Laube, The Wine Spectator

“Dark, rich and dense, with layers of cedary currant, chocolate, black berry, mint, herb, sage and coffee, finishing with a long, complex, well-integrated aftertaste.”

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