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Shafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley 2015

Member Review by Mr Dolce:

It has been over two years now that I have pined over this wine's addition to my cellar. Monday, November 18, 2003 this bottle was named #72 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013.

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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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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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Vintage: 2010 11/18/2013

It has been over two years now that I have pined over this wine's addition to my cellar. Monday, November 18, 2003 this bottle was named #72 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013.


Snooth User: Caneletto
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Vintage: 2006 01/13/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Shafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/10/2018

Notes: The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability. — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez Vineyard Location: A small ridgetop site and a foothills site along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. The 2015 Growing Season: This was another in a string of warm, sunny vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Cooperage: 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.8% ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/27/2018

Notes: The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability. — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez Vineyard Location: A small ridgetop site and a foothills site along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. The 2015 Growing Season: This was another in a string of warm, sunny vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Cooperage: 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.8% ** Only 7 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/12/2018

Notes: The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability. — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez Vineyard Location: A small ridgetop site and a foothills site along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. The 2015 Growing Season: This was another in a string of warm, sunny vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Cooperage: 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.8% ** Only 8 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/18/2018

Notes: The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability. — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez Vineyard Location: A small ridgetop site and a foothills site along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. The 2015 Growing Season: This was another in a string of warm, sunny vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Cooperage: 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.8% ** Only 11 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/11/2018

Notes: The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability. — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez Vineyard Location: A small ridgetop site and a foothills site along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. The 2015 Growing Season: This was another in a string of warm, sunny vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Cooperage: 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.8% ** Only 12 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 12/13/2018

2014 Relentless: The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability. — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez The 2014 Growing Season: This was the third in a string of warm, sun-soaked vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Vineyard Location: A small ridgetop site and a foothills site along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. Varietal Composition: 89% Syrah 11% Petite Sirah Cooperage: 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.8% ** Only 8 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 09/11/2018

2014 Relentless: The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability. — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez The 2014 Growing Season: This was the third in a string of warm, sun-soaked vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Vineyard Location: A small ridgetop site and a foothills site along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. Varietal Composition: 89% Syrah 11% Petite Sirah Cooperage: 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.8% ** Only 12 in Stock **


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