Red

2001 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2005 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • nonexpert wrote: (91 points)

    June 18, 2014 - Expected it to be towards the end of its drinking window, but it was still very deep and intense. Medium acid, medium (-) tannins, so could still go for a bit more. Dark fruits - lots of blackberrry, tinge of dark cherry, tinge of blueberry - dominate, with notes of black pepper. Finish had a slight intense, bitter note, which may mellow with a few more years. Saved half a bottle to be consumed 2 days later.

  • woofy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    March 19, 2014 - This wine is really good and holding up extremely well. We just had it with a roasted chicken and it was perfect.

  • rwstorer wrote: (94 points)

    February 15, 2014 - - Brick color and aromas of blackberry, black currant, fig and coffee. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry and black currant with a medium/full body. Round texture - Popped and decanted. Really came alive after 30 minutes. Served with truffled risotto.

  • GZ wrote:

    January 3, 2014 - dark color, sight dry, very long taste, love it 9.3

  • JFish wrote:

    January 23, 2013 - Quick TN. Popped and poured. Dark fruits still seem very primary. Just a hint of grilled meat, maybe a little earth. Some tannin. But still showing a lot of oak. Okay wine but many others at this price point I'd rather have. I still don't get it. Good with griddled burgers.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Feburary 2005, Issue #118 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Relentless
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 484 (47%)
  • Consumed 533 (52%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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