Red

2000 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 93

  • King of all vines wrote: (92 points)

    March 13, 2017 - Here is where the ratings of wines, strength of vintages, drinking windows, etc becomes an arbitrary number that should never really be the primary reason for purchase. Primary reason should be, I like the wine, I ile the producer, I like the grape, etc. This is a 20 year wine. At least a 20 year wine. Jimmy Laube, arguably one of the more famous and well respected reviewers of California wines, gave it a drinking window of ending in 2009. Not even close. Bobby Parker, arguably the most famous and well respected reviewer of California wine, gave it a drinking window of ending in 2013. Not even close. Based on their scores I expected this wine to old and tired. It was 180 degrees from that. Youthful and vibrant. A ton of fruit. No cola color on the edges indicating age. Just straight dark purple a hallmark for great Syrah. Not a lot of tannins there so it probably has a few years left in it's peak but if you have some bottles left consider yourself lucky and enjoy.

  • BinVA Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 6, 2016 - Holding together very well but showing its age, primarily on the nose. Color is still dark, slight bricking at the edges. Impressed with this 15 yo syrah. Opened a 2010 Gramercy syrah after finishing this bottle. Taking age out of the equation, the Gramercy never had a chance against this.

  • Lucyspal wrote: (94 points)

    June 24, 2015 - So youthful, so bright!! What a fantastic wine - just wish I had more. Great structure and body, and no where near the end of it's time.

  • buckeye76 wrote: (94 points)

    May 22, 2015 - BLACK CHERRIES, RASPBERRIES, CHOCOLATE, AND COFFEE IN THE NOSE. BLACK CHERRIES AND MOCHA IN THE FLAVOR. NICE COMPLEXITY AND A LONG FINISH.

  • vanpe003 wrote:

    August 19, 2014 - Haven't had one of these in 6 years. Opened without any research....surprised how young it's drinking. Flavor profile that reminds me of some Oz shiraz, though not the heavy Parkerized ones. Decent balance of fruit, acidity and tannins suggest some further aging can be handled. The only question mark is a bit of alcohol heat on the mid-palate. Perhaps a decant would have helped, but I wasn't really expecting it to be needed.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Relentless
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 013528700024

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 358 (44%)
  • Consumed 451 (55%)

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