Red

1999 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2001 - 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • peternelson wrote: (90 points)

    November 30, 2013 - Cloudy soft ruby; smoky plummy notes with sweet cherry, shrooms, wet clay, underlying faded raspberry-strawberry, some graphite; rich smooth plush mouthfeel; quite low on acidity, but easy going and comforting, with a slight tang on the finish. Nice and at its peak now. 90-91

  • tony.domenico@cox.net wrote: (91 points)

    December 11, 2011 - a little past its prime. need to drink it now. still has beautiful shafer full body merlot taste.

  • DecoEd wrote: (91 points)

    September 26, 2011 - Drink Up.

  • The Raven wrote: (92 points)

    May 29, 2011 - Great wine with lots of fruit and a very nice finish.

  • wine-enthusiast wrote: (91 points)

    April 9, 2011 - Smooth cherry fruit- some cedar- long finish. Wine is just past it's peak, fruit not as full in the past but still a gorgeous wine- my last bottle. glad i drank it when it was still in this shape,

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, Issue #102 (link)

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

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

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, Issue #96 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 166 (56%)
  • Consumed 133 (44%)

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