Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah

9.49 ratings
9.54 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Syrah, Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez & his relentless pursuit of quality. A blend of 90% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah, a more bucolic grape than Syrah, providing for lush & rich wine. Aged for 30 months, 100% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit & hint of smoky pepper spice. Layered meaty flavors of blackberry, cherry & blueberry explode on palate & subtle tannins relax to a nice long finish, great mouthfeel. One of the best Syrah’s I tasted. Aging well!

Wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez & his relentless pursuit of quality. A blend of 90% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah, a more bucolic grape than Syrah, providing for lush & rich wine. Aged for 30 months, 100% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit & hint of smoky pepper spice. Layered meaty flavors of blackberry, cherry & blueberry explode on palate & subtle tannins relax to a nice long finish, great mouthfeel. One of the best Syrah’s I tasted. Aging well!

Dec 1st, 2020
Tracy Hall

This is pop and pour smooth. So refined and pretty. I was served blind and did guess Syrah, but it is so balanced I guessed an older vintage (only because it wasn’t huge). Tannins are super fine, blue and red fruits with a savory essence. Best Syrah we’ve had!

This is pop and pour smooth. So refined and pretty. I was served blind and did guess Syrah, but it is so balanced I guessed an older vintage (only because it wasn’t huge). Tannins are super fine, blue and red fruits with a savory essence. Best Syrah we’ve had!

Feb 19th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

This wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez and his relentless pursuit of quality. Sourced from a single ridgetop vineyard adjacent to the southern border of Stags Leap District, gravelly clay loam, sourced from a rugged and remote part of the estate, the grapes for Relentless are a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah, which is a more bucolic grape than Syrah, providing for a blend that becomes an extraordinarily lush and rich wine. Aged for 30 months on 100% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit and a hint of smoky pepper spice. Layered meaty flavors of blackberry, cherry and blueberry explode on your palate and subtle tannins relax to a nice long finish, great mouthfeel. This is certainly one of the best Syrah’s I have tasted. Will age well!

This wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez and his relentless pursuit of quality. Sourced from a single ridgetop vineyard adjacent to the southern border of Stags Leap District, gravelly clay loam, sourced from a rugged and remote part of the estate, the grapes for Relentless are a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah, which is a more bucolic grape than Syrah, providing for a blend that becomes an extraordinarily lush and rich wine. Aged for 30 months on 100% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit and a hint of smoky pepper spice. Layered meaty flavors of blackberry, cherry and blueberry explode on your palate and subtle tannins relax to a nice long finish, great mouthfeel. This is certainly one of the best Syrah’s I have tasted. Will age well!

Nov 5th, 2019
Joe Roth

Delicious

Delicious

Apr 7th, 2020
Patti Petree

Delicious Syrah blend

Delicious Syrah blend

Mar 14th, 2020
John Berghoff

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Jul 30th, 2019
P Plusquellec

P had this 15 days ago

P had this 15 days ago

Nov 19th, 2020
Peggy Hadley

Peggy had this 3 months ago

Peggy had this 3 months ago

Sep 13th, 2020
Jose Cordero

Jose had this a year ago

Jose had this a year ago

Nov 18th, 2019