October 12, 2014 - 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
October 10, 2014 - Off the list at River Wildlife in Kohler.
October 7, 2014 - This is as sure a bet as I've found in merlot, and this year is no different. Wonderfully rich and full, with a smooth first sip and a long finish. Pop and pour, got better though after 30.
September 26, 2014 - Just what you're hoping for from a Shafer/Napa Merlot. Big ripe fruit that lingers. Love the mouth feel
September 24, 2014 - Rich and nice balance, mouth coating.
August 21, 2014 - Unctuous, with rich full fruit.
August 16, 2014 - Bright and fruit forward, I think this baby is finally ready to drink...or at least it was last night.
April 23, 2014 - If you like big Merlot - it is your wine. And also mine , because it just has that dark plune and plum , chocolate and sweetness that is so nice and charming. We love it.....
April 12, 2014 - I let this decant for 2-3 hours prior to taking it to the restaurant and it was beautiful. Smooth, lush, balanced fruit with acidity. Had with a filet and it was perfect.
March 30, 2014 - Deep, vibrant, dark cherry, fresh mint and ripe plums, and soft, velvety chocolate on the nose. The sweetness of the rich, dark fruits meld together with the soft ripe tannin to create a ripe and chewy-textured body and seamlessly well integrated alcohol to top it off. Long, lingering cassis note. This has a good, long life ahead of it. ****1/2