Red

2010 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • cab blends Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 21, 2016 - Very light caramel in the nose. The alcohol clearly comes through with vengeance.

    Very dark red and purple color.

    Initial attack is dry and fruity begins then the spices and pepper kick in.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • blabbott wrote: (93 points)

    June 4, 2016 - Lots of dark fruit, dusty tannins, and spice. It has a long dry spicy finish. Delicious and a excellent birthday wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • BigTex22 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 1, 2016 - This is a massive wine. It's been a few years since my last bottle, and with all the lighter wines I've been drinking lately, I forgot how big this was. Decanted...as soon as this hit the glass, I could smell it from a few feet away. Dark inky color. A little heat on the first sip, but this quickly blew off. Dark blue fruits that linger in the mouth for a good minute or more. We had this without food, but given the intensity, would pair it with a steak, sausages, or possibly a pasta with red sauce. This still has lots of life left, so you're probably okay holding it for several more years. Good stuff.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • jweedin Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 15, 2016 - One of the best California syrahs I have tasted and I think this will continue to improve over the next 5 years. Better than 2009. This is a big wine with dark fruit, tobacco, black pepper with a wonderful nose and aftertaste

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • csimm1161 wrote: (95 points)

    March 10, 2016 - Same as my CT notes from 09/07/2015. Great stuff. Improved with two hours in the decanter. Could probably use another year in bottle for total optimum drinking.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Relentless
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 010465208903, 013528700024, 918820469344

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,448 (80%)
  • Consumed 605 (20%)

Food Pairing

PASTA W/ MEATBALLS

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