Red

2009 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • Ceo wrote: (94 points)

    August 26, 2016 - Great wine

  • Bob in NC Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 17, 2016 - The blueberry fruit flavor in this smooth drinking Merlot went incredibly well with the grilled duck and three berry glaze.

  • 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.

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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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 846 (58%)
  • Consumed 623 (42%)

Food Pairing

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

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