Red

2009 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2022
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • Ex-Ray Likes this wine: (89 points)

    September 25, 2014 - I like the wine, but the tannin outweighs the fruit and becomes the major component, especially after several hours. I'm not sure tannins will soften enough with time. I'll drink a bottle each year and see what happens.
    Ric

  • SoccerMark wrote: (93 points)

    August 9, 2014 - Better the next day, needs some serious air time, too young and should wait a bit. Still drinks alright though.

  • EvanRose Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 5, 2014 - Full bodied, smooth good fruit on th front and a great finish

  • Jbird73 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 2, 2014 - Enjoyed this at the end of the evening with dessert of carrot cake and a stray brownie or two. The wine really was fantastic with the sweets and they were a great pair. The nose on this is even better now than it was from memory/notes. Really enjoyable just to take it in. Beautiful balance that completely integrates the fruit/tannins/alcohol...no way of knowing this was so high in alcohol other than looking at the bottle. Really great!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • awise45 wrote: (94 points)

    May 17, 2014 - Wonderful collection of deep purple colors and rich scents of lavendar and vanilla, smooth and long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Relentless
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2036 (79%)
  • Consumed 521 (20%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  39 votes