Shafer Relentless 2011 - Kona Wine Market
Shafer Relentless 2011
SKU: 013528700024

Shafer Relentless 2011

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750ml
$125.00

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 15.8%
This latest Relentless is all about rich, ripe elegance offering alluring aromas and flavors of classic Syrah meatiness along with black plum, black pepper, black fig, smoke, forest floor and subtle black truffle. The mouthfeel is seamless and round from the front of the palate through the finish with a texture that is liquid silk. The finish lingers on and on. This vintage will continue to offer new pleasures with more time in the cellar.
Wine Enthusiast
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There's no denying the power in this wine, which contains Syrah and Petite Sirah sourced from one ridgetop Stags Leap District site. But in this case, power is a beautiful thing, sinewy and contained. Complex in plum, gamy meat and a lingering suggestion of coconut, it has size offset by the acidity, and a beguiling finish of cracked black pepper. Things will get more interesting in the cellar, through 2021-2026.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2015
Wine Spectator
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This big red brims with dark, rich, chunky blackberry and wild berry fruit, with notes of black licorice that edge toward prune. Maintaining a fine balance for its size, this is extracted, with firm, chewy, peppery tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2015 through 2028. 3,300 cases made.

James Laube, November 30, 2014