Red

1988 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
(Add Drink Dates)
CT91 3 reviews
N.V.
N.V.
Label borrowed from 1991
1991
Label borrowed from 1992
1992
Label borrowed from 1994
1994
Label borrowed from 1995
1995
Label borrowed from 1997
1997
Label borrowed from 1997
1997
Label borrowed from 1998
1998
Label borrowed from 1999
1999
Label borrowed from 2002
2002
Label borrowed from 2003
2003
Label borrowed from 2003
2003
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2006
2006
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2008
2008
Label borrowed from 2008
2008
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
1 of 25

Community Tasting Notes 3

  • mike l. Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 20, 2015 - the key word here is balance.

    this is textbook "what good california fruit and good winemaking can turn into after 28 years". no fancy weird shit, they just took the great merlot and did it right.

    sheesh soo soo sooooooo balanced. good on ya shafer!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Brandovious Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 18, 2015 - Lovely. Mushroom, soil. Well integrated. Did great over a few hours with rib eye. Nice finish. Blown away at $25 in 2015.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: (88 points)

    October 10, 1990 - Tasted 3 Merlots at Primas. Showed rich fruit on the nose, led to a medium, well balanced body, ripe, almost forward fruit, typical Shafer, medium finish and aftertaste. Retail $16.97, my #3.

Pro Reviews 0

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions
  • No pro reviews found.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5 (63%)
  • Consumed 3 (38%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  3 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Add Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-17 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close