Red

2012 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 68

  • alaskanick Likes this wine: 98 points

    September 20, 2020 - Did a vertical with the 2013 and 2014. All three are fantastic but the 2013 is a 100 and this is a close second

  • danielsjones01 Likes this wine:

    August 14, 2020 - Deep velvet in the decanter, nearly black. Raisins, plums, vanilla on the nose. Ink, oak, and cherry in the mouth. Bit of a burn to finish, which lingers, then turns to black pepper. Can’t wait to taste this again in an hour. Update: each hour in the decanter smoothed this wine excellently, replacing the ink and oak with a jammy, cherry taste. All the burn and pepper is gone. I’m not a Syrah lover by nature but this is one of the best wines I’ve had in 2020 and by far the best “non-Cab” :-)

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  • vr.bart Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 6, 2020 - Intens fruit, sweet cough syrup. A bit alcoholic on the nose because it was served at room temperature. After we cooled it down a bit it was much better. Nice wine, still young.

  • cubswinws Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 10, 2020 - Dark as night with black fruited spice and nice round mouthfeel.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 6, 2020 - deep blackberry, olive, and coffee flavors in a heady wine that has power and enough minerality to give balance.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Relentless
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 000002856346, 013528700024

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,054 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,271 (38%)

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Community Recommendations

Brisket / Passover Dinner, Lemon Marinated Chicken

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  72 votes

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