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Community Tasting Notes 54
EvanRose Likes this wine: (93 points)
June 10, 2016 - Don't change one thing in the process! Just a great, rich full bodied merlot. Opens up and just fills you mouth with joy - and good fruit!
jpwines wrote: (93 points)
May 7, 2016 - As good a $50 Merlot as I've ever had
BornToRhone wrote: (91 points)
November 21, 2015 - Drank over two nights. Dark purple color, medium weight. Tasted mostly of black rasberry and blackberry with a but of plum thrown in. Some light baking spice background. Tannins very light and fine - this could be considered slightly sweet for some. Nice drink.
manutd Likes this wine: (80 points)
October 8, 2015 - Decant 20 minutes, taste smooth.
ChickenNoodle Likes this wine: (92 points)
August 3, 2015 - Vanilla and floral notes on the open. Mildly tart initially but followed up with layers of soft dark fruits. Creamy smooth with nice finish.
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By Antonio Galloni
New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)
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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)
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 867 (59%)
- Consumed 602 (41%)
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