Red

2000 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2003 - 2009 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • cuffthis wrote: (86 points)

    February 1, 2016 - Antique brick red in color, this wine showed stewed and faded aromas of milk chocolate, espresso and red currant on the nose. The mouth feel was very soft with more red currant and little acidity. The finish was short in length with the dangling acidity holding the faded fruits in the background. 14.4% abv.

    A recent gift from my Boss's wine cellar, this wine is past its peak and needs to be drank immediately. There were subtle hints of what once was but that's it.

  • affordableCollector wrote: (88 points)

    September 15, 2013 - red, orange in color. sweet fruit, earth, oak, on the nose. cherry, blackberry, tobacco, cedar, tar, bitter cocoa, green pepper, on the palate. huge acid, medium tannins, on the finish.

  • rhanke wrote:

    September 15, 2013 - one of the best in a 2000 Merlot blind tasting out of 7.

  • Apschaefer@verizon.net wrote: (90 points)

    December 31, 2012 - This wine is wonderful rounded with great flavors. After being stored in perfect cellar conditions since its release, the wine has aged perfectly.
    Easy to drink.

  • Rudolf wrote: (87 points)

    November 1, 2012 - At the end that is what ls at stake. Still now a beautiful taste, smooth and round. Ruby taste elegant and low at accidity. Drink now.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 274 (52%)
  • Consumed 248 (48%)

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