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2006 Shafer Merlot
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Community Tasting Notes 60
EvanRose Likes this wine: (93 points)
October 3, 2014 - Incredible mouth feel, taste of chocolate and a tinge of tobacco.
clairenclarence wrote: (92 points)
June 11, 2014 - pop n pour.drnk side by side with chateau la providence 09(100% merlot).nice energy of ripe fruits but yet with enuff acidity to balance the wine.rather surprise tat its high alcohol but didnt actually feel it.may bcoz of rich lushes fruit to cover the high alcohol.gd structure bttl,quite a balance wine.nice intensity.complexxity is decent.conclusion:wat is slight lacking here is some power to score more points.
Derek Darth Taster wrote: (92 points)
June 11, 2014 - Merlot Madness (Extra Space): Pop and poured.
Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, initially tight, but opened up with air to show aromas of blackberries, dark plums, bits of licorice, cinnamon spice, and vanilla oak. Developing.
On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, 14.9% alc that feels like a medium alcohol only, plush medium+ tannins, medium+ body. Medium+ flavor intensity, with flavours of sweet blackberries, dark plums, blueberries, bits of licorice, cinnamon spice, mint, vanilla oak. Medium+ finish. Rather elegant and restrained for a New World Merlot from Napa.
Very good quality. Drinking well now, and will last another 3-4 years.
tuccipa Likes this wine: (91 points)
May 9, 2014 - Drinking very nice. Smooth and refined. Still a lot of fruit
Paytondogger wrote: (93 points)
April 12, 2014 - Black jam blackberry after pop and pour. Closed notes on the nose but suggests hints of blackberry and thyme. Wow wine after 3 hours . Beautiful blueberry note on the nose and palate. Nice soft vanilla hints and nutmeg. Rutherford dust are mingled in on the finish. Great Schafer merlot but needed time to open . Drink until 2016
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
December 2008 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 691 (59%)
- Consumed 472 (41%)