- 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
- Shafer Cabernet One Point Five 2012 Product #29686 (In Stock)
A great vintage for this Napa classic. Limited, thought.
"Dark plum, mocha, red cherry, spice and tobacco are some of the many notes that blossom in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five. The 2012 is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon built on voluptuous fruit, power and pure resonance." Vinous 93 points
"The cool fruit and richness to this is fantastic. Tar, raspberries, blueberries and hints of coffee. It’s subtle and rich, going on for minutes on the palate. This comes mostly from vineyards on the flat land of southern Stag’s Leap and shows a minerally undertone. Makes you want to drink it. Slightly more than 15% alcohol but it remains fresh and crisp. Some violet and oak nuances. Why wait?" JamesSuckling.com 94 points
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Pint Five is a big-time winner, a blend of almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, almost indigo, and is full-bodied with dense chocolaty crème de cassis notes, licorice and a touch of minerality. The wine has well-integrated wood, is full and seems balanced and rich enough to age for two decades or more."Wine Advocate 94 points
"Crushed blackberries compete with a hearty bouquet of violet in this gigantically powerful and structured wine. Soft and leathery, it features spikes of black pepper, vanilla and pungent black earth amid a dense, concentrated finesse of tannin and oak, with a lengthy finish awaiting. This is power at its best, a reflection of an idyllic vintage in the hands of a skilled producer."Wine Enthusiast 94 points