Red

2003 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • iamandyc Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 4, 2014 - Awesome merlot in the Cali style. Big, velvety, balanced with nice structure. Long finish with notes of chocolate. Nice nose. No rough edges. Sorry to see my last one go.

  • sacord wrote: (93 points)

    February 9, 2013 - Smooth for the wine. Opened up very nicely. Wine thAt I will buy more of.

  • iamandyc wrote: (91 points)

    August 19, 2012 - Better on Day 1 than Day 3. Dark fruits on nose and palate with light vanilla. Some earthiness. Well balanced and long finish. Silky with nice acids and structure. By Day 3 there is a port-like quality starting to emerge - probably due to indifferent storage.

  • yipen wrote: (90 points)

    December 4, 2011 - in Niujiangjun, this wine is powerful yet balance, it is fruity and dense but shows no alc heat. It changed my idea of a merlot. Nice wine to pair with steak.

  • Daffo wrote:

    November 28, 2011 - Sunday dinner. Good fruity nose. Very good palate, balanced and nice. Really enjoyed it. Drinking very well now.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 380 (51%)
  • Consumed 362 (49%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  3 votes