Red

2006 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • Paytondogger wrote: (93 points)

    April 15, 2016 - Wow

  • Paytondogger wrote: (93 points)

    April 15, 2016 - huge dark expression on the nose of blackberry and cedar. Wonderful currant backbone with explosive flavors of black cherry and mocha .Impressive 30 second finish of wild cherry fruit that coats the mouth I always love Shafer but this was beyond my normal expectations even for a winery that I demand so much from

  • Paytondogger wrote: (93 points)

    April 15, 2016 - huge dark expression on the nose of blackberry and cedar. Wonderful currant backbone with explosive flavors of black cherry and mocha .Impressive 30 second finish of wild cherry fruit that coats the mouth I always love Shafer but this was beyond my normal expectations even for a winery that I demand so much from.

  • Paytondogger wrote: (93 points)

    April 15, 2016 - Wow, huge dark expression on the nose of blackberry and cedar. Wonderful blackberry backbone with explosive flavors of black cherry and mocha . Impressively long 30 second finish of wild cherry fruit that coats the entire mouth . I always love Shafer but this was beyond my normal expectations even for a winery that I demand so much from.

  • Whodeyinsea Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 21, 2015 - The bouquet here (violet and ripe bold red fruit) is the best I have come across. The palate is not nearly as present. While still good in its own (mature) right. It's not nearly the big chewy fruity Merlot it was 5 years ago. I agree with the "chalky" tannins description.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    December 2008 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 643 (53%)
  • Consumed 573 (47%)

Food Pairing

Pan Roasted Chicken

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95% Like It  20 votes

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