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Community Tasting Notes 100
matt182 Likes this wine: (91 points)
May 1, 2016 - No sign of ageing judging on the the dark purple color without any fading on the edge. Dark raspberry and grape candy at first on the nose, but with some air, fresher blackberries and cassis popping out. Some pepper and licorice. No hint of 14.9% alcohol content. A baby with tannin structure still a bit aggressive, but great layer of fruits and minerals. A bit short on the finish.
mclancy10006 Likes this wine: (93 points)
March 27, 2016 - Wow this is in a great place right now. I may not wait on the others and drink these ASAP as I am sure it is at peak.1 person found this helpful Comment
pupaes wrote: (91 points)
March 16, 2016 - huge wine. took a couple hours for the alcohol and mild bitterness to fade. thought there would be more complexity. better than but like cheaper big aussies. demands a huge marinated steak. bought at closeout. would not buy again at regular retail price.
SMHalps Likes this wine: (90 points)
March 6, 2016 - Oddball Blends - Blind tasting (Brasserie 8 1/2 - 9 W. 57th Street): Had this at a blind tasting. I have enjoyed other bottles of Relentless more. Maybe this is too old for this blend?
ipp Likes this wine: (91 points)
February 28, 2016 - Very well made, but lacks the explosiveness of other vintages. It has some smoke, licorice and modest peppery notes. Next to the Turley 2006 Hayne Petite, it didn't have a chance.
Pro Reviews 3
The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 92 points
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By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
10/14/2009 (link) 92 points
(Shafer Relentless) Ripe berry, plum, cassis nose; cassis, berry, menthol palate; medium-plus finish
- Vintage 2006
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Syrah Blend
- Designation Relentless
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Code 013528700024
- Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,207 (61%)
- Consumed 770 (39%)