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Raeders Wine & Liquors USD 79.99 750ml

Merus Cab 2006

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Altvs is a project begun with the 2005 vintage at Merus winery in the Napa Valley. The idea: to produce hand crafted, small lot Cabernet Sauvignon based wines that celebrate the hedonistic qualities of lushness, density and ripeness while remaining true to the intensity and power of modern day Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In a very short time since its initial release, Altvs has captured the imagination of an international audience, garnering critical acclaim through the world of fine wine.

Region: USA

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Winery: Merus  
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Merus:
Merus began as the quintessential “garage wine,” made by Merus founders Erika J. Gottl and Mark Herold in the two-car garage behind their home in the town of Napa. The wine won international renown starting with its first vintage in 1998, but the garage imposed serious limitations. The very hands-on Merus winemaking regimen was cramped by lack of space, wine storage had to be outsourced, and le... Read more
Merus began as the quintessential “garage wine,” made by Merus founders Erika J. Gottl and Mark Herold in the two-car garage behind their home in the town of Napa. The wine won international renown starting with its first vintage in 1998, but the garage imposed serious limitations. The very hands-on Merus winemaking regimen was cramped by lack of space, wine storage had to be outsourced, and legal restrictions barred visitors or tastings. When William Foley brought Merus into his Foley Family Wines group at the end of 2007, one of his first goals was to find a Napa Valley winery site worthy of the brand. A few months later he acquired a historic ranch tucked into a canyon on the east side of the valley. One of Napa’s fabled “ghost wineries,” it had been abandoned in the wake of Prohibition and only recently brought back to life. Now the fully updated winery includes custom-made winemaking equipment and 7,000 square feet of caves for barrel storage. The winery’s new tasting salon and a second tasting area in the caves were stunningly renovated by Merus co-founder Erika Gottl’s Amsterdam-based UXUS design consultancy. Because our production is so restricted, the winery and its tasting salon are closed to the general public and may only be visited by invitation. Read less

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11/07/2010

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External Reviews for Merus Cab

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/06/2010

Although closed at present, Merus' inky/purple-colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon displays enormous power and richness. It is a massive, blockbuster-styled effort possessing black fruits, plenty of spicy oak, hints of licorice and graphite, and mouth-st... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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The 2006 Altus is a meticulously handcrafted small production, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with intense and heady aromas of ripe black fruits, French plums, crushed dried wildflowers, licorice and spices atop a luscious pure creamy texture framed by classic minerality. In the mouth, the entry is seamless, the tannins velvety, and the flavors have intensity and verve. The wine is mouth coating, the fruit power and chocolaty finish lingers for some time.

Altvs is a project begun with the 2005 vintage at Merus winery in the Napa Valley. The idea: to produce hand crafted, small lot Cabernet Sauvignon based wines that celebrate the hedonistic qualities of lushness, density and ripeness while remaining true to the intensity and power of modern day Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In a very short time since its initial release, Altvs has captured the imagination of an international audience, garnering critical acclaim through the world of fine wine.

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