2002 Shafer Relentless

Community Tasting Note


82 Points

Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 2002 Shafer Relentless: decanted 3 hours, upon opening the nose was a dead ringer for the 02 Shafer reg Cab, however, after 3 hours, the nose took on more of a syrah like quality of beef, pepper and dark berry. Very interesting. Tannins sting the toungue upon the wine entering the mouth, dark fruit, pepper and spice, beef, and heat fill the tasting. Finish is of huge tannins burning the toungue, and disapating (sp?) fruit. Now- 82pts. I would wait at least 3 more years before opening this up, the 01 is still in a waiting phase as well. The 99 is showing beautifully. Interesting note, why is it that every Shafer wine from multiple vintages (97-02) in my cellar registers 14.9% alcohol. From the 99 HSS to the 04 Chard?????????

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