Red

2011 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • Dmiller3 wrote: (92 points)

    July 16, 2017 - Much improved from last tasting 7 months ago - really opening up nicely - decanted and drank as an after dinner treat with friends

    2 people found this helpful
  • ifishtoo Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 5, 2017 - Wife, Mother-In-Law (whom I like) and I drank 2 bottles before, during and after our 4th of July meal consisting of sous vide ribs finished on the grill, wife's great baked beans and an excellent potato gratin. Excellent wine which stood up to the savory food. Divine nose, solid mouth feel without any hint of heat from the relatively high alcohol. Lingering finish. Liked it a lot.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cuellar's Cellar Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 12, 2017 - Really....how do they do this to this incredible Syrah! Great notes. Almost taste like a 10 year old cab

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jshufelt wrote: (92 points)

    March 31, 2017 - Pop and pour into a decanter - while it was approachable, 3 hours might have been preferable. In the glass, inky indigo-purple. On the nose, currants and blackberries, leaning towards currants - blind, this could have passed for a cab. On the palate, oak, blueberries, currants, and plums in equal measure, with a tannic grip on a long finish. There is upside here with another few years of cellar time. Great food wine.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Wim de Leeuw wrote: (93 points)

    March 31, 2017 - Kleur: Diep en opaak donkerrood met een duidelijk paarse gloed. Aroma / bouquet: Explosie van geur. Intens en complex bouquet. Donker fruit, uitzonderlijk verfijnd hout, een hint van grafiet, complexe kruidigheid. Smaak / Afdronk: Fris zure aanzet, boordevol prachtige tannines, prachtig gerijpt. Rond. Maar, tegelijkertijd, krachtig en stoer. Jong. Te jong. Maar toch een mooie balans tussen zuur, tannine en (best veel) van alcohol. Indrukwekkend lange afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: Deze wijn is in alles een Shafer. Maar tegelijkertijd ook 100% Syrah. Briljante wijn! Voor dit moment 93/100. Maar met een toekomst vol belofte! 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Smaak / Afdronk: 17 + Algemeen / potentieel: 9 = 93/100

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    Color: Deep and opaque dark red to a clear purple glow Aroma / bouquet:. Explosion of smell. Intense and complex bouquet. Dark fruit, exceptionally refined wood, a hint of graphite, complex spiciness. Taste / Finish: Fresh sour start, filled with beautiful tannins, beautifully matured. Round. But, at the same time, strong and tough. Young. Too young. But still a nice balance between acidity, tannin and (quite a lot) of alcohol. Impressively long finish. General / potential: This wine is a Shafer in all. But also 100% Syrah. Brilliant wine! For now 93/100. But with a future full of promise! 50+ Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Taste / Finish: 17 + General / potential: 9 = 93/100

    2 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

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  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,923 (76%)
  • Consumed 612 (24%)

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