Red

2010 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2019
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • George Lopez Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 5, 2014 - Yep, it's really drinking well right now! (Note: see previous tasting note)

  • jda8600 wrote: (92 points)

    November 27, 2014 - Decanted for 1 hour which was a mistake as wine didn't start to perform for 24 hours. Strong plum and dark fruit on the nose with added notes of dark cherry on entry. Enjoyable as mid palate seemed to blossom in flavor (as a merlot should) and a finish which lasted 15-20 seconds.

    Would recommed if exercising 4-5 years of storage as acidity and tannins are very strong and as mentioned above, took 24 hours to "start to mellow". You can find better merlots on the market for a fraction of the cost. (92)

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • blawrence wrote: (93 points)

    November 14, 2014 - The 2010 Merlot needs another year or two for the tannins to further soften and develop onto a finally balanced gem... however, one will not be disappointed drinking now. Explosive, long, full, mouth watering finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Double D wrote: (92 points)

    November 12, 2014 - Very drinkable, well structured and well balanced...but I should leave the rest for a while longer.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • AllRed wrote: (87 points)

    October 12, 2014 - Second Sunday Group: 2010 California Merlot (Our house): Cherry, chocolate, plum and dark fruit notes. Medium tannins with dark fruit, spice and vanilla qualities. A bit more angular than the other wines.

    My #8, Domino's #2
    Group #4, 44 pts

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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, 767191500077

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1359 (75%)
  • Consumed 458 (25%)

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Who Likes This Wine

92% Like It  26 votes