Red

2014 Shafer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • 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.

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  • AllRed wrote: 93 points

    March 29, 2021 - Double decanted off its sediment just after I fired up the grill, served thirty minutes later with Morgan Ranch wagyu NY strips. Opaque dark color with aromas of black cherry, red plum, mint, licorice, leather, rose petal and vanilla. Medium-bodied with soft tannins. Flavors of cherry, chocolate, black fruit and vanilla. Lingering finish; balanced. A beautiful example which paired beautifully with the steaks. 93 for me, 94 for Domino. Sadly this was our last bottle. Well-stored examples should continue to easily drink well for, I would expect, 3-5 years.

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  • swade wrote: 91 points

    March 1, 2021 - All velvet. Dark fruit, baking spices. This is the answer to what my guests like to drink when they visit or if I need a sure thing in a tasting line up. 91

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  • WingedOtter Likes this wine:

    January 8, 2021 - Warm, dark fruit with baking spices/vanilla on nose. Medium full body, garnet throughout. Little color variation through to rim. Mostly plum on palate and savory elements. Not much tertiary that I can get (leather or tobacco or such). Balanced but some evidence of alcohol. Very nice. Not hugely complex. Yummy.

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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

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,362 (55%)
  • Consumed 1,107 (45%)

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