98 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 percent Petit Verdot.

A heat wave in September and perfect ripening weather in October allowed the kind of long hang-time typical of the greatest Napa Valley vintages. The wine is plush and forward, “a brawny but impeccably pure expression of this varietal,” according to Robert Parker, that “may well be Merus’ finest effort to date.”

865 Cases Produced

95 Points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

“With superb density as well as purity, a lovely mouthfeel, and a long, rich, full-bodied tannic finish, it is an impressively built, nicely layered, potentially complex Cabernet that should be at its finest between 2008 and 2020.”

96 Points - Jim Laube, The Wine Spectator

“Dark, rich, and immense, with layers of thick, plush currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that’s tightly wound and sharply focused. Given its size and density, this is remarkably elegant and deftly balanced.”

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