Past Merus Vintages
Since its debut in 1998, Merus has become one of Napa Valley’s most celebrated and sought-after cult producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. A handmade wine in every sense of the word, it features fruit from Coombsville in southern Napa Valley. Granted AVA status in 2011, Coombsville is blessed with a moderate Region II climate that is warmer and sunnier than nearby Carneros and cooler than many more famous appellations to the north. Year after year, Coombsville grows some of California’s most elegant Cabernet Sauvignons.
The vineyards chosen for Merus are owned by a handful of serious growers who possess extraordinary terroir and a willingness to implement the strict farming and harvesting protocols developed by winemaker David Lattin and consulting winemaker David Ramey. Severe pruning, cluster sorting, small lot fermentations and careful lot selection help create a wine that is always dense, concentrated and nuanced.
Since 2008, Merus has been vinified in our temperature and humidity controlled subterranean winery below Howell Mountain.