- Shafer Merlot Napa 2011 Product #27910 (In Stock)
The 2011 Shafer Merlot continues this wine's always outstanding quality but also reflects the cool, cloudy, vintage. Rich aromas of dark roasted coffee bean, black cherry, plum and baking spice. Then elegant and easy in the mouth with mellow flavors of black currant and cherry, sweet spice, smoke, and espresso. The light, dusty, tannins provide just the right support for buttery beef but don't get in the way of solo sipping.
- Shafer Syrah Relentless 2011 Product #28929 (In Stock)
Year after year, one of California's best.
"Shafer"s Relentless project has been a huge success since the debut. Blending Syrah and Petite Sirah, aging it for a long time in French oak, and not compromising on any element of the winemaking process has put them at the top of the Rhone Ranger sweepstakes. From a more challenging vintage, the 2011 Relentless exhibits a similar opaque blue/purple color as well as remarkable concentration and balance. With stunning perfume, purity, texture and full-bodied richness, the 2011 is slightly more evolved and softer than the 2010, but it offers much of the same character. This compelling effort is one of the superstars of the vintage in 2011."Wine Advocate 94-96 points
"This big red brims with dark, rich, chunky blackberry and wild berry fruit, with notes of black licorice that edge toward prune. Maintaining a fine balance for its size, this is extracted, with firm, chewy, peppery tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah."Wine Spectator 94 points