Red

2011 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2024
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • SCWineDrinker wrote: (94 points)

    December 25, 2014 - Spicy and peppery with currant and blackberry. Lots of black fruit. Sweetness is balanced very well but is still enough to really compliment a roasted ham; goes well with the saltiness of a Charles Henry Gray Ham.

  • lslayton wrote: (93 points)

    November 28, 2014 - Served with a Thanksgiving dinner, soft enough on the palate to go well with the turkey but had enough berry and spice notes to pair well with all the flavors on the plate. Decanted for 2 hours, opened up well with a smooth lingering finish, just delightful! Will likely get even better....

  • pauljr1121 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 21, 2014 - Tasted at Shafer Vineyards with Jon Shafer. Beautiful blackberry and floral notes and a bit of spice on the finish. Doesn't seem to suffer from the vegetal note issue that seems to be plaguing many of 2011s I've tasted. Not as blockbuster as other vintages but excellent nonetheless.

  • Gestalted Likes this wine: (96 points)

    October 27, 2014 - Absolutely incredible. The best Relentless I've ever tasted. From the nose to the finish, it just rolls on and on with blueberry pie, a slight black licorice and spices. The length of the finish was most impressive.

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    Consumed at at cellar temp: 60°-65° F. Friends don't let friends drink red wine at room temp!

  • mdmcgonigal wrote: (91 points)

    October 27, 2014 - Winery tasting. Black and blueberry aromas. More dark berries with some leather. Very smooth finish.

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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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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 24 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1214 (93%)
  • Consumed 72 (5%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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