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1999 Shafer Relentless
- > California
- > Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 36
Loren Sonkin wrote: (94 points)
September 1, 2014 - A Labor of Love (and wine and beer) (Our home): Really drinking well right now. This bottle got emptied quickly. These take a decade to come around and at age 15, its really hitting its stride. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, blueberries, some dried fruits as well. Slight charred oak quality. Everything seems integrated on the palate. Good acidity. Long finish. Yes, its a shame how pricey these have gotten, but it is a great wine.
Rcapria Does not like this wine: (85 points)
July 23, 2014 - this is one of the worst wines i have every had...very bitter....maybe bad.....decanted for an hour it got worst instead of better... maybe the end of its run...drink up
LJD Likes this wine: (92 points)
July 18, 2014 - We didn't decant this and it was a mistake. Amazing how big and bold this was after 15 years. It actually tasted a little young still. Opened up in the glass nicely and was delicious.
Alas, this was my only bottle.
firstname.lastname@example.org Likes this wine: (92 points)
October 8, 2013 - The wine looks Purple colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Blackberry, Blueberry, Black Pepper, and Forest floor. The body is Full. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Long.
email@example.com wrote: (93 points)
January 23, 2012 - 1/24/2012, Ellen pulled from rack to have with friends, while I was at my 2 Chefs Wine Dinner. Elen the critical hyper-taster pronounced it Delicious, as did Steve & Joyce.
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May/June 2002, Issue #102 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
8/17/2003 (link) 91 points
(Shafer Relentless) Aromatic, blackberry nose; concentrated, rich, layered, chocolate, cherry, espresso palate with some heat toward the medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
- Vintage 1999
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Syrah Blend
- Designation Relentless
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 236 (60%)
- Consumed 159 (40%)