• ewledbetter Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 31, 2014 - Rich, coating, with deep and dark cherry. Early at this point but accessible. Hold for now. Enjoy later. How can you lose? Sweet.

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  • curtr Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 7, 2014 - From 375 ml. Decanted 2 hours. A bit young, but starting to open up.

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  • Kriz wrote: (90 points)

    March 14, 2014 - What to say.. Great nose: blackberry, blueberry, flowers, meat and a hint of leather. On the palate it's one dimensional: Full bodied, smooth and good tannins. But it's boring, so boring. After one glass I had enough, this is not the wine I like. Bob will love it probably. Annoying high and sharp alcohol on the tongue and your throat. Hard to score... I have to give it 90 points because it's solid and well made. But personally three or 4 points less because I don't like these types of wine.

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  • dbg wrote:

    January 8, 2014 - Cellared since release. Perfect cork and fill. Dark red/purple to rim. Cassis, dark berries, tar on the nose, full body, ripe dark fruits, good balance, well-integrated oak much less prominent than last bottle, oak, smooth tannins, drinks well now and should hold for 5-10 years. Excellent.

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  • George Lopez Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 5, 2014 - Really good right out of the bottle.

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  • Anonymous wrote:

    December 17, 2013 - Inky dark color. Expressive nose. Rich, full bodied. Hides the alcohol well. Giving the next bottle a couple of years.

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  • dbg wrote:

    November 30, 2013 - Cellared since release. Perfect cork and fill. Dark red/purple to rim. Cassis, blacberry, tarry vanilla oak on the nose, full body, ripe dark gruits, decent balance, noticeable oak and smooth tannins, should drink well for 5-10 years. Excellent.

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  • MDRwinos wrote: (89 points)

    November 25, 2013 - Not as impressive compared to the restaurant purchase last year. Needed a solid 1:30 decant time. Much better as time evolved. By the 2nd day it was as remembered.

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  • Trolson wrote: (93 points)

    November 3, 2013 - I just had the wonderful experience of taste testing this with Shafer's other 2009 Relentless and Merlot. Each was greatly appreciated.

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  • mactheknife wrote: (92 points)

    October 13, 2013 - Popped and poured; no decanting; opened up over time with dinner; nice balance and great dark fruit. Touch of vanilla nicely integrated.
    Got a lot of life left; should be beautiful in another 2 years.

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