Napa, CA. Merus features individual rows of vines from the top vineyards of Coombsville. While not yet an official AVA, this region produces some of Californiaís most elegant and complex Cabernet Sauvignons. Isolated and protected, Coombsville offers a moderate Region II climate that is warmer and sunnier than nearby Carneros and cooler than many renowned AVAs to the north. The topography is a rugged mix of hills, benches and mountains and the soils are volcanic, marine and alluvial. The combination of growing conditions creates wines that are lush, structured, and elegant. The individual vineyards selected for Merus are owned by a handful of serious growers who possess extraordinary terroir and a willingness to implement our strict farming and harvesting protocols. Severe pruning, cluster sorting, small-lot fermentations and careful lot selection combine to create a wine that is dense, concentrated and nuanced.

Placement Targets

White tablecloth steakhouses, exotic meats, haute cuisine; Retailers with a large base of serious collectors; Urban , upscale image restaurants in top markets; mega restaurants featuring star chefs and regional themes.