Shafer Vineyards Merlot Stags Leap Napa Valley 2008

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A lively, perfumy nose with delicious aromas of red cherry, raspberry, red plum, cherry kirsch. In the mouth are rich...

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Dark purple in color. Fragrant nose of flowers, dark berries, and licorice. Fleshy texture with pure, semi-sweet dark fruit and milk chocolate. Ba... Read more

Medium dark ruby color; redolent, ripe blackberry, violets, black currant nose; tasty, black currant, blackberry, violets palate; medium-plus finis... Read more

[From "Merlot" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 24 August 2013.] Read more

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Snooth User: JonDerry
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4.00 5
10/06/2011

Dark purple in color. Fragrant nose of flowers, dark berries, and licorice. Fleshy texture with pure, semi-sweet dark fruit and milk chocolate. Back-ended with round, medium tannic grip and spice. Consistent with prior vintages, but maybe even a little more focus and precision. No real reason to wait on this, one of the very best values you'll find in the Napa Valley. 93 points.


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
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4.00 5
04/11/2013

Medium dark ruby color; redolent, ripe blackberry, violets, black currant nose; tasty, black currant, blackberry, violets palate; medium-plus finish. (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20 mos. in French oak, 75% new; 15.3% alcohol) 92+ points


Snooth User: Nathan P
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3.50 5
12/01/2013

[From "Merlot" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 24 August 2013.]


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2011

Good full red. Redcurrant, cherry, cedar and rose petal on the nose. Supple, silky and sweet, with an essentially gentle quality to the red fruit flavors. Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and very good length. This juicy merlot wears its... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2008 Shafer Vineyards Merlot 750ml


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07/07/2011

Winemaker's Notes - The Merlot grape loves extra attention. To keep the vineyards healthy we practice sustainable farming. Beyond that our vineyard team works vine by vine ensuring that only the ripest, most delicious Merlot fruit is harvested, creating a wine that is dark, aromatic and flavorful.


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Winemaker's Notes:

A lively, perfumy nose with delicious aromas of red cherry, raspberry, red plum, cherry kirsch. In the mouth are rich, juicy, palate-enveloping flavors of pure red and black fruit, red licorice, and hints of mint and toasted almonds. The tannins are round and smooth and part of the long, pleasing finish.

A lively, perfumy nose with delicious aromas of red cherry, raspberry, red plum, cherry kirsch. In the mouth are rich, juicy, palate-enveloping flavors of pure red and black fruit, red licorice, and hints of mint and toasted almonds. The tannins are round and smooth and part of the long, pleasing finish.

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