Red

2010 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 77

  • csimm1161 wrote: (95 points)

    July 14, 2017 - Same as all of my previous notes on this wine. PnP was the way to go. Performed optimally at 54 degrees throughout service. Solid 95 points during this time period. (1-1.5 hours).

    I left the final glass at room temperature for a total of about 2+hours. It held its own pretty well; the slightest bit of a grape jam element emerged on the back end. This seemed to be more temperature related than air (but maybe a combo of both). Drink now and over the next few years with confidence.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • MDRwinos wrote: (91 points)

    June 24, 2017 - :45 decant. Holding its own quite nicely. Good fruit but not overpowering. Happy to have more bottles. Likely drink next 1-2 years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 21, 2017 - Blind tasting, Italian Syrahs vs. New World Syrahs. Easily the favorite of the non Italian wines, and it gave the WOTN a run for its money. It seems no matter the vintage, Shafer Relentless never disappoints.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • rharl wrote: (91 points)

    May 13, 2017 - Based on other reviews I only had this open ~45 minutes in the bottle before drinking. Lacked the explosive fruit I was expecting ... tasted almost 'dumb'; what little I had left over the second night had a little more dark fruit, but the best was probably after 12 hours, not 24. Wait at least another year on my last bottle.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • JJ Hodges Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 14, 2017 - Coravin 1st night. Absolutely delicious with no time on the decant. Remainder of bottle, decanted only 45 minutes and amazing. Chewy balanced delightful

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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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 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,402 (74%)
  • Consumed 822 (25%)

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Community Recommendations

Beef Roast, PASTA W/ MEATBALLS

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99% Like It  68 votes

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