Red

2010 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2027
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • CWilliam wrote: (92 points)

    July 22, 2014 - Dark purple color. Served at cellar temp and decanted for 1.5 hours before dinner (bison burgers). Nose was very mute (could have been the serving temp or age of win). ON palate, blackberry, fig, plum with silky mouthfeel. Full body & very long finish. Not overly complex at this stage but excellent wine. My favorite out of '09 Donelan Obsidian (91+), '09 Herman Story Larner Vineyard Syrah (92). 92+ today but easily 93+ with some age.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • BigTex22 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 17, 2014 - Drank at Bob's Steakhouse with dinner. Big, bold fruit with a tannic spine. Decant this baby or sit on it another 5 years or more. VERY GOOD.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • michigan dogs Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 24, 2014 - 1st day, really bursting with fruit, 2nd day more balanced, excellent. It will be interesting to see where this wine goes in a couple years if I can wait.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dr_burry wrote: (97 points)

    June 8, 2014 - 95 pts today, likely 97 in 5-7 yrs.

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  • awise45 wrote: (93 points)

    June 8, 2014 - Perhaps too young still, but doesn't match up to the '09. Still very good though, and perhaps with time it will develop the depth of the prior year. Super-dark purple color, rich smell, and full first taste, with lots of dark fruit and spice and a thin thread of vanilla.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 23 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2125 (91%)
  • Consumed 198 (8%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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