2010 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • MC2 Wines wrote: (91 points)

    September 18, 2013 - Winorama with a surprise (engagement)!; 9/15/2013-9/18/2013 (Napa Valley California): Smaller production (for Shafer) of 3,400 cases. This wine is a bit non-traditional with a dual-planting of syrah and petit syrah which are harvested, fermented, and barreled together. Wine lacked the typical peppery taste of a syrah. Instead I got olives, some cedar, maybe a hint of really tight black currents (but maybe I was imagining some fruit?). A muted and tight wine, but another Sept 1st release so may also just need some time.


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  • Robert Pavlovich commented:

    10/23/13, 3:20 PM - These typically do well with about four-six+ years in bottle I've found. 2010 should be nice for Napa Syrah as well as Cab, will try to grab one at some point and put up against the Lagier Meredith and maybe a Big Table Farm.

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