2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oak Knoll District
Drink between 2021 - 2032 (Edit)
CT93.3 28 reviews
Label borrowed from 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • SARED wrote: 92 points

    December 28, 2020 - Felt more grapey and vanilla on this showing. 92 to my palate, but 93 to others?

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    November 19, 2020 - Tasted as part of a vertical (2016-2018), all tasted at the same time, and for context, retasted the following day after all three wines had seen 24 hours of additional air. On the first night, there is a pencil shaving aroma, a crushed fruit feel, with fresh cherry, brewed coffee, plum and nice medium weight. On the second night when I finished the wine, it now shows to be the truest of the three wines to have an older world anchor. Soil/peat, licorice, tangy dark cherry, with elevated acid and the oak (whatever will put onto the wine) is pretty well integrated in my opinion. This is very good, the least modern in tone of the three, too.

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  • Fisk15 wrote: 94 points

    November 18, 2020 - Held up well for two days, light sediment. Red fruited but herbal laced that made this enjoyable and unique in the world of Napa cab based wines.

  • Sfflyer123 wrote: 88 points

    September 26, 2020 - I decanted this wine, then drank fairly quickly, around 10 minutes afterwards. The wine is very acidic. It is also very light--almost like a pinot. The tannins are very strong, almost mouth-puckering. The fruit is in the background, and the acidity and tannins overpower the immediate taste. This wine is almost sour. Notes of blackberry, cherry, and cigar come to mind. The complexity is high. It tastes to be more like a lighter wine, really like a pinot or a beaujolais, not a cabernet based bordeaux blend. 88 points.

  • tcufletch Likes this wine:

    August 6, 2020 - Pop and poured a taste before dinner; perfumed nose of cherry and red licorice with some spice box; initially a bit jagged on the palate but after 60 minutes that jaggedness softened; over the course of the night, the wine presented a sweeter, red fruit profile that would darken a bit mid-palate; very fine streak of oak throughout; very sophisticated and full of class; lighter on its feet than the Cab and seemingly more old-school Napa flair; give it time or more air to thoroughly enjoy.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer William & Mary
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Proprietary Red
  • Vineyard Shifflett Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oak Knoll District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 293 (73%)
  • Consumed 105 (26%)

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