Red

2010 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • emtame wrote: (91 points)

    April 3, 2017 - Very good but not likely to get better. No reason not to enjoy these now.

  • swade wrote: (92 points)

    March 19, 2017 - Garnet dust color. Earth and spice aromas. Quite expressive aromas. Plum skin, blackberry and tomato leaf flavors. This still has some grip on the finish. A slight burn. This is a Cabernet lovers merlot, but it has the plushness I'm seeking. This upholds the name. This is a good address for outstanding merlot. 92

  • 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.

    3 people 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, 3210000173476, 767191500077

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,224 (58%)
  • Consumed 877 (42%)

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