Red

2009 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2022
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • cubswinws Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 1, 2014 - Still quite tannic and a bit alcoholic. Seems a bit disjointed right now. I would wait another year or two on the next one.

  • toddmk Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 12, 2014 - A big wine. You can definitely tell the 15.8% alcohol but the fruit and acidity come through enough so that the alcohol doesn't get too much in the way. Overall, well made and good stuff.

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  • 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

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, Issue #168 (link)

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #14, 12/18/2012 (link) 94 points

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    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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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
  • UPC Code 013528700024

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2061 (79%)
  • Consumed 542 (21%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  41 votes