Red

2002 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 105

  • Julius Squeezer wrote: (93 points)

    October 3, 2014 - Tremendously impressive on this night. Although the grip on this feels like many more years somehow I get the feeling it will never be better than it is right now. Love the blue fruit on this. This wine is starting to develop semi Cote Rotieish Port/fat notes which I find enchanting. Overall.... what an outstanding effort.

  • Tarpon222 wrote: (92 points)

    March 10, 2014 - Doesn't get much better than this. May go awhile longer but you will absolutely enjoy now

  • SineQuaNon Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 28, 2014 - Lovely, if still young wine. Rich with good syrah-character. Could use a bit more lift. Almost a 93.

  • KristianT wrote: (93 points)

    January 24, 2014 - Wow. Not very Shiraz like at all. Come across much younger than it is.will definitely develop or a decade or even more. The alcohol is a bit intrusive, but the total experience is very good.

  • gburden Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 10, 2013 - This vintage just keeps getting better and better. Great blend.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2006, Issue #124 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/21/2006 (link) 87 points

    (Shafer Relentless) Vanilla and ripe berry nose; high alcohol, concentrated, black fruit and blueberry palate; long finish with drying tannins (80% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 847 (56%)
  • Consumed 656 (44%)

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