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Shafer Merlot Napa Valley United States California Central Coast Red 2007

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92 points Wine Spectator: Dark and muscular, with blackberry and graphite aromas and youthful, concentrated black cherry and mocha fruit that show notes of roasted herb, with a hint of game. (4/30/10)

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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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Member Reviews for Shafer Merlot Napa Valley United States California Central Coast Red

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
06/02/2010

Nose of dark cherry and some smoky, charred qualities. Just a hint of licorice. Powerful nose. On the palate, it's much lighter, exhibiting some pinot noir fruit. Some currant and light vanilla as well. Lots of red berries. It's a pretty merlot. - Tasted at Khoury's 6/2/10


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
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3.50 5
04/10/2013

Medium ruby color; ripe, rich berry, black fruit, French oak nose; ripe black fruit, blackberry, French oak palate; medium-plus finish. (85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20 mos. in French oak, 75% new; 14.9% alcohol) 91 points


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/30/2010

The 2007 Merlot (a 10,000-case cuvee that includes 15% Cabernet Sauvignon) may be the finest Merlot I have ever tasted from Shafer. Reasonably priced for a Napa Valley Merlot, it is characterized by elegance and substance. Its dark ruby/purple hue is... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2007 Shafer Vineyards Merlot 750ml


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02/07/2013

A classically styled Merlot, showing appealing aromas of red currant, fresh coffee bean and spice, with supple, well-structured plum, graphite and toasty leather flavors that firm up on the finish.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

92 Points - Wine SpectatorDark and muscular, with blackberry and graphite aromas and youthful, concentrated black cherry and mocha fruit that show notes of roasted herb, with a hint of game. Winem


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2010

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2007 Shafer Vineyards Merlot 750ml



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92 points Wine Spectator: Dark and muscular, with blackberry and graphite aromas and youthful, concentrated black cherry and mocha fruit that show notes of roasted herb, with a hint of game. (4/30/10)

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork


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