Red

2007 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 111

  • Tige wrote: (88 points)

    August 22, 2016 - Un bon merlot mais c'est un peu sucré et lourd. Je recommande de prévoir un plat sucré pour accompagner ce vin. QPR pas très intéressant.

  • TAStark Likes this wine:

    July 7, 2016 - Whoa, this is a big wine. Clocking in at 14.9% ABV, the alcohol is definitely noticeable, bordering on hot. The fruit is lush and ripe. The oak is well integrated. Had the ABV come in a little lower, this would've been a much more pleasant experience.

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  • wineismylife wrote: (91 points)

    May 3, 2016 - WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cassis, plum and black pepper. Flavors of plum,, black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next few years.

  • JBD wrote: (93 points)

    April 19, 2016 - Really fabulous.

  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    April 19, 2016 - At peak. Last of six bottles purchased years ago. Oddly perhaps, though it's drinking very well, we didn't love it. We have this now because we appreciate aged wines, but there was a nerve in the younger bottles that this wine, elegant as it is now, lacks.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/24/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Shafer Merlot) Medium ruby color; ripe, rich berry, black fruit, French oak nose; ripe black fruit, blackberry, French oak palate; needs 2-3 years for oak to integrate; medium-plus finish (85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20 mos. in French oak, 75% new; 14.9% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 889 (53%)
  • Consumed 795 (47%)

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