2006 Shafer Napa Valley Merlot

SKU #500067
This is a dark ruby/purple Merlot (84% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc) displays fleshy,black and red currants, bay leaf, and underbrush characteristics. It consist of a Medium-bodied including sweet tannins, It should drink well for at least a decade.
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CONNOISSEURS GUIDE REVIEW: Heavily extracted aromas of black cherries, dark soils, hints of licorice and scads of rich oak announce this wine's serious intentions, and it continues in the mouth with deep, ripe, layered flavors whose slight tilt to ripeness is nothing more than we have seen in virtually all Shafer releases. The key, of course, is that Shafer wines have historically shown their ability to carry the style off to perfection, and, given this bottling's depth of fruit and underlying solidity, it joins the exalted ranks of its predecessors.
WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: Easily Shafer’s greatest Merlot ever. Certainly its richest, with fabulously concentrated blackberry, cherry, licorice, chocolate and cinnamon spice flavors. All this is wrapped into extraordinarily sweet, refined tannins. Addictively drinkable, but not a long ager. Best now and through 2012.
This release is marked by its perfumy aromas of dark fruit that push out of the glass. The wine itself fills the mouth with opulent flavors of red and black berry fruit, licorice, spice, pepper, strawberry and plum.
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Vintage 2006
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Bottle Size 750ml
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