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Community Tasting Notes 80
JCaress wrote: (92 points)
February 5, 2016 - Quality merlot. Dark and rich. Enough cherry to separate it from cab.
Millennial Drinkers wrote: (90 points)
January 10, 2016 - C: Ruby red with purple hues
N: Slightly perfumey with flowers like roses and lavender. Slightly herbaceous. Lots of dark berries and blueberries.
P: Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with a moderate body. Lots of dark fruits. Slight heat in the finish.
O: Still seems to need a couple more years to fully integrate.
Drink now till 2025
cab blends Likes this wine: (92 points)
January 10, 2016 - Decanted for an hour. I think this is on a downhill trend so I would not keep cellaring.
Light perfume and cherry fruits on the nose. Medium to light medium body and red fruits on the palate. Lighter on the tannins 6.5/10.
dpalmer77 Likes this wine: (91 points)
December 26, 2015 - Waited the maximum recommended by RP when this wine first came out. My only regret is this was my last bottle.
grapist Likes this wine: (91 points)
February 18, 2015 - Dark, aromatic and flavorful
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2005
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Merlot
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Code 013528200029
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 689 (48%)
- Consumed 736 (52%)
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