Red

2000 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 91

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RR47 wrote: (92 points)

    June 16, 2014 - I repeat my notes of Dec. 2013: Still a brooding Relentless than can be drunk or stored for years. Dark, dark red/purple. Nose of good aged Syrah with some Petite Syrah, blackberries, tar, spice, and black pepper. Needs a few hours of open time to show off. Nice attack and mid, with 20 second finish and noticeable tannins. Purchased at release.

  • robertgoulet wrote:

    January 18, 2014 - Massive!!!wtf does petit sirah not age?....deep dark purple, hedonistic on the palate...a freak of nature, open next bottle in 8-10 years

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 356 (45%)
  • Consumed 440 (55%)

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