Shafer

Napa Valley Merlot

9.1714 ratings
9.194 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Rich and concentrated. Well integrated oak. Coffee, mocha, dark chocolate, red cherry and plum. Intensive mouthfeel. Chewy tannins

Rich and concentrated. Well integrated oak. Coffee, mocha, dark chocolate, red cherry and plum. Intensive mouthfeel. Chewy tannins

Dec 18th, 2017
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.0

Classic cherry & cocoa!

Classic cherry & cocoa!

Sep 29th, 2017
Brian Szluk

Raspberry, blackberry, herbs and spice.

Raspberry, blackberry, herbs and spice.

Sep 21st, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Outstanding. Gobs of fruit, but still keeps the body and mouthfeel of merlot. Just terrific.

Outstanding. Gobs of fruit, but still keeps the body and mouthfeel of merlot. Just terrific.

6 people found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.5

And only 15% alcohol!

And only 15% alcohol!

5 people found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2013
Kaitlin Ohlinger

Merlot's higher self in action.

Merlot's higher self in action.

4 people found it helpfulSep 20th, 2014
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.9

Lovely forward spiced plum, damson and black cherry. Light sweet spice, good soft vanilla oak. Light grip, full but soft, needs a little time to resolve, sweet vanilla finish. Good.

Lovely forward spiced plum, damson and black cherry. Light sweet spice, good soft vanilla oak. Light grip, full but soft, needs a little time to resolve, sweet vanilla finish. Good.

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015
M. Ventre

Opulent lush Merlot character, loads of oak.. But great structure on this to support it... Love the acid on this..

Opulent lush Merlot character, loads of oak.. But great structure on this to support it... Love the acid on this..

2 people found it helpfulMar 15th, 2015
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

9.1

Blackberry, blueberries, charcoal, cocoa. Rich, dense, long finish. Smooth. For cab drinkers that don't like tannin.

Blackberry, blueberries, charcoal, cocoa. Rich, dense, long finish. Smooth. For cab drinkers that don't like tannin.

2 people found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
Tracy Hall

Big. Time will be good for this. Decant or enjoy the second day

Big. Time will be good for this. Decant or enjoy the second day

2 people found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2014