Red

1988 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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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.

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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

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

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