Red

2011 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • jkvedar Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 16, 2017 - Fascinating taste experience. A bit of barnyard on the nose. Some blueberry (the petit Sirah coming through). Surprisingly lithe on the palate. Blackberries, predominantly. Acid dominates over fruit and tannins at this time. Very good food wine. 15.8% ABV is amazing as it is not the least bit hot. Even though it is only 9% petit sirah, the petit sirah flavors dominate. I would not hold it any longer. The fruit is starting to fade.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (96 points)

    January 8, 2017 - Previously Coravined and okay showing no ill effects. The nose is huge with grilled herbs, minerals, and baking spices. There's multiple layers of dark fruit, cherry, and ripe plum. Full bodied, balanced and did well with cheese and cured meat.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Dmiller3 wrote: (89 points)

    December 19, 2016 - This has loosened up a lot from my first try. Deep purple color but smooth on the delivery. I think it has a ways to go and will improve over the years ahead

    1 person found this helpful
  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (97 points)

    December 16, 2016 - Dark purple. Black fruit, oak, subtle menthol and cigar box. Bacon fat, blackberry, dark cherry, chocolate and black raspberry. Huge finish. For an " off vintage " this really rocks!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • kennyd Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 4, 2016 - Nice. On a bit of the lighter side for syrahs. Opened up some over the evening, which perhaps suggests that even at five years out from vintage, it could use a little more cellaring. Not sure. Poor QPR (there are much better, more interesting syrahs out there at this price point). Again, nice, but I was hoping for so much more.

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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 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,909 (78%)
  • Consumed 535 (22%)

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