Shafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2009

Ratings on Delectable

Saul Gropman Delectable Pro

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

Creamy black fruit, saddle leather and pencil lead.

Creamy black fruit, saddle leather and pencil lead.

9.5

Eric Johnson Delectable Pro

Fruit punch to the face!

Fruit punch to the face!

9.0

Rick VanSickle Delectable Pro

This 2009 is such a huge wine that is developing nicely but it will never be balanced, in my opinion. Still, the gobs of fruit and masses of tannins and earthiness and barrel spices still make for an interesting sip.

This 2009 is such a huge wine that is developing nicely but it will never be balanced, in my opinion. Still, the gobs of fruit and masses of tannins and earthiness and barrel spices still make for an interesting sip.

9.3

Elizabeth Vianna Delectable Pro

Winemaker Chimney Rock Winery

Sunday lunch bottle.... Not too shabby!

Sunday lunch bottle.... Not too shabby!

9.9

Hanibal

Opened with a steak. Unlike the last time i decanted it for 4 hours it was much better. Needs to be served a little on the cooler side as the alcohol level is quite high (16.1% i think as i measured it) but it is so concentrated it can handle that alcohol level with food and the acidity in the wine. A very special wine, will not please everyone but for me i like sometimes to drink a teeth staining wine with my steak...to each his own lol

Opened with a steak. Unlike the last time i decanted it for 4 hours it was much better. Needs to be served a little on the cooler side as the alcohol level is quite high (16.1% i think as i measured it) but it is so concentrated it can handle that alcohol level with food and the acidity in the wine. A very special wine, will not please everyone but for me i like sometimes to drink a teeth staining wine with my steak...to each his own lol

9.2

Hanibal

A bruiser... oh so much concentration in this wine it is close to be like an amarone but with nice acidity to compensate. Entering a sweet spot of its drinking window...needs food but delicious

A bruiser... oh so much concentration in this wine it is close to be like an amarone but with nice acidity to compensate. Entering a sweet spot of its drinking window...needs food but delicious

9.2

Denise Gasz

This favorite makes for a warm and cozy Christmas Eve.

This favorite makes for a warm and cozy Christmas Eve.

9.3

Warren Grossman

Vibrant Syrah, still young and needs a decant. The fruit is terrific. It’s a big wine. Lovely finish.

Vibrant Syrah, still young and needs a decant. The fruit is terrific. It’s a big wine. Lovely finish.

9.4

Andrew Kleinhans

Bold and honest, it’s a heavy for a Syrah but it’s flavor can compete with any cab. Full flavored and rich, the accolades are deserved.

Bold and honest, it’s a heavy for a Syrah but it’s flavor can compete with any cab. Full flavored and rich, the accolades are deserved.

9.5

Laith A

Need to drink more of this!! Delicious, with mild oak and eucalyptusy menthol on the nose.. black and blue fruits on the palate!!

Need to drink more of this!! Delicious, with mild oak and eucalyptusy menthol on the nose.. black and blue fruits on the palate!!

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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