Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah

9.233 ratings
9.34 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
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
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
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 :)

Dec 31st, 2019
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.

Nov 23rd, 2019
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.

Sep 15th, 2019
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