Red

2009 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • Ceo wrote: (93 points)

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

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

  • blawrence Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 10, 2014 - Merlot is a wine that I usually get when in the company of hundreds of people attending a fundraising event, and budget wines always win the stage. Shafer Merlot is not one of those wines; and I keep 375ml bottles for when I'm solo. This wine is full bodied, wonderful wafting nose of dark berries, add tastes of chocolate expresso with a little cinnamon, deep purple in color, well integrated tannins, silky soft and mouth watering... served with spaghetti tonight; what a nice wine.

  • drumice wrote: (90 points)

    January 25, 2014 - Did not take detailed notes as we brought the bottle with us for dinner. Very tasty wine, I remember the dark fruits, round tannins, and similarity to cab. Very tasty.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 894 (71%)
  • Consumed 366 (29%)

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

100% Like It  22 votes