Red

2005 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2013
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • rwstorer wrote: (91 points)

    May 31, 2013 - - Crimsom color and aromas of cherry, oak and vanilla. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of cherry, black currant and cedar - Similar note to previous.

  • JCaress Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 11, 2013 - Drinking well now. Dark berry and chocolate. Good finish, minimal tannins. Perfect with carnitas and peppers.

  • gburden wrote: (91 points)

    March 19, 2013 - Love all of Shafer's wines and this is probably my favorite Merlot. Great body and lots of depth with excellent finish.

  • Halfeel wrote: (94 points)

    January 18, 2013 - Incredibly smooth and well made Napa Valley merlot. Still drinking very well in 2013.

  • QSilver wrote: (91 points)

    November 11, 2012 - Last bottle for us from this vintage. Smoky with silky smoothness. Outstanding merlot!

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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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 869 (59%)
  • Consumed 591 (40%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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