Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah

9.325 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Syrah, Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 17th, 2019
Jonathan Wall

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.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2018
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.

Mar 16th, 2019
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.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Jonathan Bennett

That’s better!

That’s better!

Jan 18th, 2019
Jason McLaren

Solid fruit but young

Solid fruit but young

Oct 3rd, 2018
Norman Gennaro

First time and very solid. Excellent with the 4th ribs

First time and very solid. Excellent with the 4th ribs

Jul 7th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

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.

Dec 28th, 2017
Garrick Mallery

Garrick had this 7 months ago

Garrick had this 7 months ago

Sep 18th, 2018
Chris Hogan

Chris had this 10 days ago

Chris had this 10 days ago

Apr 16th, 2019