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Shafer Merlot Napa 2004

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This Hillside Select from the long, cool vintage offers rich, perfumy aromas and a youthful wine that fills the mouth with rich cassis, blackberry, toasty vanilla, mocha, herbs, and a seamless integration of soft, ripe Stags Leap District tannins. The wine feels expansive and juicy in the mouth and the flavors linger long after the glass is empty

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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.

Member Reviews for Shafer Merlot Napa

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Snooth User: loudini56
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4.50 5
04/08/2008

very fruity, nice acid, very dry. smooth finish. a truely superb wine.


Snooth User: buddahsteen
3329223
4.00 5
10/24/2007

a very good merlot, drinks more like a cab


4.00 5
08/15/2007

Another winner from Shafer! This is a full bodied Merlot with lots of black fruit flavor. Enjoy! Cheers!


Snooth User: jnetherland
448156
5.00 5
08/01/2008

Smooth & luscious!


Snooth User: cutiger81
8308041
5.00 5
08/11/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Shafer Merlot Napa

External Review
01/29/2009

The 2004 Merlot is rich purple, reflecting the vintage, and offers lush, focused flavors and aromas of bright cherries, strawberry, red and black plums, and cranberry. The Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine added strength, firm tannins and


External Review
05/17/2010

Merlot 2004 - Shafer: Merlot 2004 - Rotwein von ShaferDieser tief purpurne Shafer Merlot 2004 präsentiert üppige und konzentrierte Aromen von Kirschen, Erdbeeren, roten und schwarzen Pflaumen und Moosbeeren. Der kleine Anteil Cabernet Sauvignon sorgt für ein kräftigeres Rückgrat, feste Tannine und gute Lagerfähigkeit und die Zugabe Cabernet Franc verleiht parfümierte Veilchennoten. Dieser Merlot aus dem nahezu perfekten Jahrgang 04 eignet sich optimal zu Gerichten mit Fruchtkomponenten wie Entenbrust mit einer Kirsch-Merlot-Sauce oder auch Hähnchen mit einer Cranberry-Wildreis-Füllung und zu karamellisierten Zwiebeln, geröstetem Knoblauch und Pilzen.Weingut: ShaferLand: USARegion: KalifornienRebsorten: 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 15 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,1 g/lRestsüße: trockenEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (20 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen des Shafer Merlot 2004:88 Parker Punkte Rotwein > USA > Kalifornien


External Review
02/24/2010

Shafer Merlot 2004: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (20 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: ShaferRebsorte: 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet FrancRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein



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This Hillside Select from the long, cool vintage offers rich, perfumy aromas and a youthful wine that fills the mouth with rich cassis, blackberry, toasty vanilla, mocha, herbs, and a seamless integration of soft, ripe Stags Leap District tannins. The wine feels expansive and juicy in the mouth and the flavors linger long after the glass is empty

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