Red

2011 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2024
CT93.1 10 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • 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.

  • mdmcgonigal wrote: (91 points)

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

  • Cuellarstyle Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 6, 2014 - Shafer's Relentless is still a classic wine. please let this sit out 2 hours prior to drinking.

  • fritza Likes this wine: (94 points)

    October 3, 2014 - Wow, Relentless is back. After drinking a few mediocre years (2008/2009) by Shafer standards, this Relentless (and the 2010) really are home runs. Dark purple in color, the nose is big with dark fruit giving way to smokiness. On the palate the fruit yields again to cured meat and spice. Lots of flavors, and as the name says, it lingers on the palate. Tannins strong but not harsh, so this will age well.

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  • Graddini Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 7, 2013 - Dense powerful and opaque. Cedar and spice with a charcoal fire note. Plum and pepper, a bit of licorice and blueberry cocoa. Packed in pretty dense and dark. No longer done as a field blend style. Nicely done but you gotta wonder: why mess with success? Time will tell.

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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 83 (7%)
  • In Cellars 979 (88%)
  • Consumed 48 (4%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  8 votes