Red

2001 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2005 - 2010 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: (91 points)

    May 13, 2016 - Definitely better than the last couple of times we have had it. Deep and dark ruby red with garnet edges and a little bit of sediment. Forest floor on the nose accompanied with dark berries. Fruit forward with an attack of cassis with some undertones of truffles and other earthy/rustic notes. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a smooth medium body. Actually a bit of dark cocoa too. Moderate plus furry finish. Shafer does not disappoint! Drink till 2019.

  • cuffthis Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 16, 2015 - Brick red in color, this wine showed faded aromas of coffee, baking chocolate and black tea on the nose. The mouth feel was soft with added hints of cola and red berry compote. The finish was medium in length with the acidity and spices holding the faded fruits in the background.

    A recent gift from my Boss's wine cellar, this wine needs to be drunk immediately. Although it has lost most of its fruit, the secondary flavors make it still enjoyable. Barely.

  • cab blends wrote: (89 points)

    August 23, 2015 - Very light fruit in the nose. Showing its age with brown brick color. Mid palate I almost thought it was going to turn into a dessert wine. Thankfully it did not though a strong fruity mid palate. For me past its optimal prime. Drinkable and a refined lighter merlot now

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: (89 points)

    August 23, 2015 - Light to medium body.
    Brownish red hue.
    Light fruit on nose.
    Intriguing and enjoyable

  • Millennial Drinkers Likes this wine: (88 points)

    November 2, 2014 - Nothing appealing initially with smell. Smooth and great with filet and grilled chicken.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Febuary 2004, IWC Issue #112 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/7/2003 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 202 (43%)
  • Consumed 265 (57%)

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