Red

2011 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • tshepard Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 25, 2016 - Big, bold, delicious

  • wineotim Likes this wine: (92 points)

    February 22, 2016 - Lots of oak treatment and alcohol. Inky, bold, full bodied, dark, juicy, black cherry like fruit. One dimensional, sweet, ripe, and firm tannins. I was in the mood for this style of wine. The Aussies have complexity at this price point.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dase13 Does not like this wine: (88 points)

    February 11, 2016 - Color of dark inky red purple. Scents of blackberry. Tastes consistent with scents. Fairly simple wine with a big price tag. I think I like the big Aussie Shiraz better.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CA_collector wrote: (92 points)

    December 25, 2015 - Solid wine - was hoping to get into the 2012, but this showed really well. Great mouthfeel. Meaty. Notes of fig and plum.

  • bjamesclark wrote: (92 points)

    October 29, 2015 - 91% Syrah 9% Petite Sirah, 100% new French oak for 30 months.
    Obviously this wine is in need of a serious decant.
    Aromas show meaty notes of blueberry, huckleberry, blackberry and cassis with baking spices of cinnamon, clove and cardamom backed up with violets, vanilla and black licorice.
    The palate is dense and rich with blueberry compote, vanilla, blackberry and black licorice loaded with baking spices. Plush and opulent finish lingering on flavors of vanilla soaked blueberries and baking spice

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Relentless
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 013528700024

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,850 (84%)
  • Consumed 339 (15%)

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Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  31 votes