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2009 Shafer - Relentless Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
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 »

Score
93
IWC 91
WA 93+
WS 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2022 WA: 2014-2024 WS: 2013-2024
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 168

(15.8% alcohol; an 82/18 blend of syrah and petite sirah): Saturated bright ruby. Blackberry, flint, mocha, licorice, bitter chocolate and roast coffee on the nose, with violet and pepper accents emerging with air. Densely packed, concentrated and surprisingly dry, with deep flavors of dark chocolate and dried fruits complicated by a floral element. Finishes with broad, slightly edgy tannins and excellent saline length.

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WA 93+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 204
Drink Dates 2014-2024

The 2009 Relentless (Syrah/Petite Sirah) wraps around the palate with serious depth. Dark cherries, grilled herbs and menthol take shape in the glass followed by sweet floral notes that add lift on the finish. A rich, round and voluptuous wine, the 2009 impresses for its overall sense of harmony. It isn't terribly varietal, but is quite pretty if taken on its own terms. The 2009 is 82% Syrah and 18% Petite Sirah. Personally, I prefer the subsequent vintages, where Syrah plays more of a leading role. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2013-2024

Brimming with dark, rich berry, loamy earth, crushed rock and espresso. This is a powerful expression that is also tapered and sophisticated, ending with all kinds of subtle nuances that come alive on the finish. Syrah and Petite Sirah.

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Author mike1054
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Tasted On 06/16/2014
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Author tk01
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.04%
Tasted On 11/10/2013
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Author Reez Wine Celler
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 05/17/2013

Great wine

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Author Mayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.61%
Tasted On 03/02/2013
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Author MH
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.171%
Tasted On 02/23/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2022
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