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2007 Shafer - Merlot Napa Valley Merlot - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Merlot
Producer Notes

John Shafer began working and replanting steep, rocky vineyards in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 1972, and has since built Shafer into one of the most sought-after labels from Napa. John, his son Doug, and winemaker Elias Fernandez call themselves farmers, and are proud of it. Doug took over the vineyards in 1989, and within a year began to integrate organic techniques into his vineyards... More »

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89
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Drink Dates
VF: 2009-2017
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 150
Author Danl
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.773%
Tasted On 01/11/2014
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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.559%
Tasted On 10/06/2013

Tasted again. This wine is still going strong. One of the best Merlots I have tasted.

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Author R Carlo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.667%
Tasted On 06/16/2013
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Author cmpnz
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Tasted On 10/31/2011

Meaty, plum jam and cinnamon stick nose. Juicy on the palate, soft red fruits framed by allspice, slightly hot on the finish. Good density of fruit, enjoy now.

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Author MEP
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Tasted On 07/21/2010
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