Red

2011 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2020
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • VINO DUO wrote: (86 points)

    November 21, 2014 - NICE COLOR, PLEASANT FOLLOW THROUGH, BUT NO "NOSE"

  • LJD Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 1, 2014 - Never fails to impress. I gave this a good 3 hour+ decant to help it open up. For $50, this is just such a reliable, great tasting Merlot.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    October 15, 2014 - Perfectly defined Merlot.

  • AllRed wrote: (92 points)

    September 5, 2014 - Friday Night Brown Bagger (Ron's): Deep garnet color. Aromas of clay, earth, mineral, herbs, red berries, vanilla and spice. Dark fruit on the palate, with spice, clay, vanilla and red currants as well. Tannins have a slightly chalky quality, but there is good length on the finish. Guessed CA Bordeaux blend.

    Much more Cab-like than I remembered this being, but then I had only double-decanted this very quickly prior to leaving for the tasting. I will wait on the next bottle for a few years.

  • mactheknife wrote: (88 points)

    August 19, 2014 - This will take time to evolve; I have no doubt that given some time, it will be very good; that being said, it still is a bit disjointed and has some green notes to it. Sit it down for a couple of years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 013528200029

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1112 (84%)
  • Consumed 202 (15%)

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Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  14 votes