Red

2010 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • cdp1276 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 25, 2016 - Decanted out of wine fridge at 61° the complexity after an hour to two of drinking has mellowed. Great velvety smooth texture that just hangs on your tongue.

  • emtame wrote: (92 points)

    November 30, 2016 - In a really great place, especially with food. Lots of dark fruit with a savory undertone. The tannins have smoothed out a bit, but there's still plenty of structure to see it through several more years of fine drinking.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jmottern Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 19, 2016 - Another home run! Dark red full body wine with excellent nose. Blackberry and cherry fruit filled your mouth. Nice finish. This wine will only get better over the next few years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • GoBlue2002 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    March 30, 2016 - PnP, sampled, decanted for 2 hours prior to drinking. Definitely improved with decant!
    Somewhat different from the 2009. This had more structure & malbec character. I preferred the 2009.
    Very aromatic -- draws you in (although the taste is a step down from this lure!)
    Luscious, full bodied merlot, juicy!, dried fruit, spice, tar, earth, bramble, with robust mouthfeel. Firm yet somewhat silky tannins.

    Drank for wife's birthday.
    Me - 91, Wife - 92/93

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    February 18, 2016 - Started to open up more an hour after opening. Better than last bottle

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 013528200029, 3210000173476, 767191500077

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,254 (60%)
  • Consumed 837 (40%)

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