Red

2009 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • swade wrote: (94 points)

    January 16, 2015 - Deep purple. Huge draw of cassis and blackberry compote aromas. Tipping to cabernet aromas. Lush, velvety entry. Interesting palate of black cherry, licorice, liquid smoke and oak spice. This is rich and caressing. The finish just sticks. Glorious wine. 94

  • rickv2wine wrote: (92 points)

    October 15, 2014 - The nose on this wine is complex with fruit and spice, layers upon layers. The body is a little more backward and dominated by red fruit. The wine will age for several more years. Definitely a merlot for cab drinkers

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  • Ceo wrote: (93 points)

    July 21, 2014 - Velvety and smooth. Cherry and a touch of licorice like previous notes. Drink or hold very nice!

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  • smokeandmirrors wrote: (100 points)

    May 31, 2014 - Perfection, end of story

  • jimyeni wrote: (91 points)

    April 13, 2014 - Solid, nice fruit (plum, black cherry) and nice oak notes.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/24/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Shafer Merlot) Medium dark ruby color; lavender, berry nose; tasty, lavender, berry, tart black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points (92% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec; 20 mos. in French oak, 75% new; 15.1% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 013528200029

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 918 (69%)
  • Consumed 410 (31%)

Food Pairing

Rare-Med Rare in center. Broiled red potatos and Fresh baked Green Beans., seared under the broiler, Seasoned Filet

Who Likes This Wine

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