Red

2010 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • 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
  • pdemaio wrote: (94 points)

    December 21, 2015 - Plush and full bodied, this wine pushes the envelop of ripeness, just up to overripe, but doesn't cross it. Very Californian -- a wall of flavor. The red fruit really shines with dark fruit beneath it. Great tannins, are big and round, creating a lovely mouthfeel. Acid is present, but not a driver.
    PDQ94+

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Curlyrat wrote:

    December 3, 2015 - Solid, excellent wine. Shared with Fluffy

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Dopas Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 22, 2015 - Excellent. Nice blackberry nose. Very balanced palate. The syrah and petit syrah mix are making this Napa wine a treat. Nice finish, including vanilla.
    A little age will balance out the remaining tanin.

    3 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 2,464 (81%)
  • Consumed 566 (19%)

Food Pairing

PASTA W/ MEATBALLS

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  56 votes