Red

2014 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • Mortgage92 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 16, 2022 - An excellent merlot for the price.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cdp1276 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 9, 2022 - Bottle 2500 since joining Cellar Tracker. We chose a 2014 to commemorate the year we joined.

    Nice round fruit of course and elegant tannins. Shafer does not disappoint. Well balanced and expressive.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Mortgage92 Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 23, 2021 - Dark ruby color; moderate legs; aromas of plum and blackberry; flavors of black cherry, flint, and raisin; a long finish. This MERLOT is one of the better affordable merlots from California. This wine has another 2-3 years of good life, but is drinking very nice NOW! We consumed this wine with prime rib and it was a very nice match.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • westcoastwannabe wrote: 92 points

    September 5, 2021 - Opened for two hours (no decant). Great balance with rich intense fruit notes, very good depth and long finish. The depth and structure was comparable to most Napa cabernets that I've tried. Four hours after first tasting (six hours after opening), this wine was still going strong.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tiderunner22 wrote: 92 points

    July 5, 2021 - Beautifully balanced wine with dark fruit flavors. Full bodied with a long finish with and well integrated tannins. This is a lovely complex wine.

    1 person found this helpful
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016-Part1 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 4000130316077

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,301 (51%)
  • Consumed 1,240 (49%)

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