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2009 Shafer Relentless
- > California
- > Napa Valley
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
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.
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
Pro Reviews 4
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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- 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
- Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
- In Cellars 2061 (79%)
- Consumed 542 (21%)