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Shafer Merlot 2003

Member Review by 97mjr:

Chocolate plum and cedar. Good structure, not bad. Would try again

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Shafer Vineyards:
From a modest beginning of 1,000 cases in 1978, the winery has grown steadily until reaching its present size of 32,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets.
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Snooth User: 97mjr
0.00 5

Chocolate plum and cedar. Good structure, not bad. Would try again

Snooth User: runningbear
4.00 5

My wife cooked some Mexican spiced chicken with taco rice for dinner, and the wine went beautifully with the dinner. Then we had some chocolate for desert, and again, taste was great. It is a very smooth wine with no bite and lots of flavors that hang on the tongue. Easily drinkable, and we are about to finish the bottle. You will enjoy if you buy - promise.

Snooth User: Boones
4.00 5

I love ordering this wine when I'm out to dinner with friends. Everyone is always surprised at how full bodied the wine is. It's well balance with a smooth finish. Definitely not your parents Merlot.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

The 2003 Merlot is an inky ruby/purple, with a big, sweet nose of smoke, black currants, plums, and cherries. It is full-throttled and easily the most muscular and powerful of the three vintages... Robert Parker. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2003 Shafer Vineyards Merlot 750ml

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