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Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 1994

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Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Here is another fine effort that provides good reason to be optimistic about laying away Merlots of depth, balance and substance. It is all Shafer in its tilt to directness, and despite its stated 13.5% alcohol, it does trade a bit on ripeness and concentration in the house style. That said, it has depth and a broad, plush feel on the palate together with enough life to guarantee its further longevity.

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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.

External Reviews for Shafer Napa Valley Merlot

11/12/2010

Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Here is another fine effort that provides good reason to be optimistic about laying away Merlots of depth, balance and substance. It is all Shafer in its tilt to directness, and despite its stated 13.5% alcohol, it does trade a bit on ripeness and concentration in the house style. That said, it has depth and a broad, plush feel on the palate together with enough life to guarantee its further longevity.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Here is another fine effort that provides good reason to be optimistic about laying away Merlots of depth




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