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Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 1997

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Etched Magnum for the 1999 Napa Valley Wine Auction. 1997 Shafer Merlot 1.5L Numbered Bottle #3 of 100.

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for Shafer Napa Valley Merlot

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/02/2009

The 1997 Merlot (80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) could merit an outstanding rating. While it may not possess the weight and rustic fullness of the 1996, it offers vivid fruit, soaring aromatics, and a soft, medium-bodied, w... Robert Parker. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1997 Shafer Vineyards Merlot 750ml



Etched Magnum for the 1999 Napa Valley Wine Auction. 1997 Shafer Merlot 1.5L Numbered Bottle #3 of 100.

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