Red

2011 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • bobadopolis Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 23, 2017 - Awesome merlot.

  • Wine Grove Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 1, 2017 - Pop n pour, a little tight out the shoot so has time. Delicious forest floor and menthol notes, medium finish, nice fruit. Great value really if you can get in the $30 range. Can't stand up to a great Cab , but a great lighter option and good QPR. Even better day 2-3.

  • msuwright wrote: (90 points)

    April 25, 2017 - A pleasant Merlot that has retained a measure of complexity with time - but should be drunk now. Ruby red in color, medium in body, nose of sage, plum, and graphite. Tastes of black cherry, licorice, cedar, and vanilla, with a pleasant though brief finish. 15.1% alcohol. I'm impressed that a Merlot at this price point has aged as well as it has, but it should be drunk now, while there's still a degree of freshness. Blend of 76% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot.

  • Stevethebeav Likes this wine: (89 points)

    April 2, 2017 - Pnp. Maybe needed more time to breath. I have loved other vintages of this merlot. This was just ok. Not much depth or complexity.

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  • Wine Grove Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 3, 2016 - Excellent QPR. Not far off the One.five just lighter, not as dense. great balance and Bordeaux flavor profile. I liked it.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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 Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 013528200029, 400003462629, 8073760200029

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,097 (61%)
  • Consumed 710 (39%)

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