Shafer Merlot Napa 2008Product #24674
Color/Type White Country/State USA: California Price $50 - $75 Producer Shafer Region Napa Valley Varietal Merlot Vintage 2008
An American classic, the Shafer Merlot always delights with soft red fruit, spice, and a silky fine finish.
"Good full red. Redcurrant, cherry, cedar and rose petal on the nose. Supple, silky and sweet, with an essentially gentle quality to the red fruit flavors. Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and very good length. This juicy merlot wears its alcohol gracefully. Winemaker Elias Fernandez used a bit of malbec to add color and broaden the palate."International Wine Cellar 90 points
"Elegant and focused, with black cherry and toasty oak aromas that lead to supple red currant, spice and herb notes. Finishes with firm but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2016."Wine Spectator 92 points