Red

2008 Shafer Relentless

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 195

  • culater Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 12, 2021 - Still at peak IMHO. Decant from bottle into glass. 18C, Reidel Syrah glas.

  • Uncle John wrote: 93 points

    August 28, 2021 - Beautiful but could use a decant for sediment.

  • Les Kangas Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 6, 2021 - Wow, what a different a few years makes with this wine. We had two bottles over the years and our last last night. You have to like Petite Syrah or this will be overwhelming to you. Reidel Syrah glass with bbq steak. I think it’s at its peak, as it was best after 1/2 hour and was not as good an hour after that.

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  • Bozekt wrote: 95 points

    January 5, 2021 - Deep violet color with slight garnet rim, fabulous nose of black fruits, dried rosemary and thyme, camphor, black pepper, and a slight hint of roasted game. Complex and silky palate - again, blackberries and black plum gave way to herbs de Provence, game, black pepper, and just the right amount of oak. Structure was amazing - moderate, yet silky tannin, acidity was med, full body, and long, smooth, and complex finish. Just a touch hot, but awesome nonetheless! Drink or hold up to 3-4 more years.

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  • culater Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 27, 2020 - Coravin: like a very good Bdx in its structure. Normal new world shiraz taste n nose.

    No Need to decant. Perfect now. Match with red heavy meat.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Relentless
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 013528600027, 013528700024

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  • Pending Delivery 25 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,924 (51%)
  • Consumed 1,802 (48%)

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