Red

2005 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 717 (51%)
  • Consumed 685 (49%)

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