Shafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2014

$89.99

Shafer's 2014 Relentless is fabulous. The most expressive and varietally expressive of the three vintages of Relentless I tasted... kicks up the aromatics and flavors in a meaningful way. Lavender, mint, violets and crème de cassis notes are laced into the super-expressive finish. The 2014 is shaping up to be a real gem. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

9.3

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

John Shafer founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. A blend of 89% Syrah & 11% Petite Sirah. Deep vibrant red with full black fruit aromas and smoky pepper spice. On the palate big blackberry flavors with rustic spice, oak and earthy notes. Big backbone fine tannins generous acidity, good balance on lingering finish. A powerhouse that will cellar well.

John Shafer founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. A blend of 89% Syrah & 11% Petite Sirah. Deep vibrant red with full black fruit aromas and smoky pepper spice. On the palate big blackberry flavors with rustic spice, oak and earthy notes. Big backbone fine tannins generous acidity, good balance on lingering finish. A powerhouse that will cellar well.

9.5

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Massive but balanced. Awesome nose that goes on forever. Big fruit initially, turning smokey, and ended the 3rd night with lavender and tea. I need more.

Massive but balanced. Awesome nose that goes on forever. Big fruit initially, turning smokey, and ended the 3rd night with lavender and tea. I need more.

9.5

Navin Budhwani

Would benefit from another few years of Aging.

Would benefit from another few years of Aging.

9.2

Matthew W.

Delicious.. Bucket list wine I finally found locally. Posted late, but this was a New Years Eve drink :)

Delicious.. Bucket list wine I finally found locally. Posted late, but this was a New Years Eve drink :)

9.6

Sherwin Taghdiri

Not a pleasant fragrance, smells farmy. Very deep red in color. Rich flavors of currant, dark cherry, and earthiness. Lingers on the palate with a nice and long finish. Ends smoothly with a bit of jam.

Not a pleasant fragrance, smells farmy. Very deep red in color. Rich flavors of currant, dark cherry, and earthiness. Lingers on the palate with a nice and long finish. Ends smoothly with a bit of jam.

9.0

Mark Turner

Fennel on the nose. Balanced mid palate between acid and fruit. Goes earthy on the finish.

Fennel on the nose. Balanced mid palate between acid and fruit. Goes earthy on the finish.

9.3

Rene Dietrich

Excellent with red meats, specially NY strip or ribeye. Let it rest before drinking, decanter recommended. Powerful nose, diverse palate. Really enjoyable wine, with character.

Excellent with red meats, specially NY strip or ribeye. Let it rest before drinking, decanter recommended. Powerful nose, diverse palate. Really enjoyable wine, with character.

9.5

Kim Bonnet

Oily on the nose. Huge flavor. Has many years ahead. 2014 vintage.

Oily on the nose. Huge flavor. Has many years ahead. 2014 vintage.

9.1

Jonathan Bennett

That’s better!

That’s better!

9.2

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