Shafer

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah

9.3887 ratings
9.3112 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Syrah, Petite Sirah
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Shawn R

Drinking really nice. Has another 15 years.

Drinking really nice. Has another 15 years.

Aug 12th, 2018
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.

Jul 18th, 2018
Jay Kline

Powerful notes of bloody meat, dark fruit, flowers, vanilla and baking spices. Black and blue fruits with baking spice on the palate. Big wine. The nearly 16% alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Drink now.

Powerful notes of bloody meat, dark fruit, flowers, vanilla and baking spices. Black and blue fruits with baking spice on the palate. Big wine. The nearly 16% alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Drink now.

Apr 19th, 2018
Shawn R

With age it really shows the traditional Rhône notes of petrol and oil on the nose. Make no mistake, pure Napa on the palate.

With age it really shows the traditional Rhône notes of petrol and oil on the nose. Make no mistake, pure Napa on the palate.

Mar 23rd, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Smokey and a touch spicy with notes of black raspberry, blackberry, violets and black pepper....needs about an hour to show up

Smokey and a touch spicy with notes of black raspberry, blackberry, violets and black pepper....needs about an hour to show up

Feb 20th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Another 4th Friday for the books! What a variety this month!

A meal in a glass, every single time. I always get charcoal and grilled meat on the nose with this wine. Densely packed, the fruit comes through as secondary to me once it reaches the mid palate and finish. Dates, peppercorn, blackberries.

Another 4th Friday for the books! What a variety this month!

A meal in a glass, every single time. I always get charcoal and grilled meat on the nose with this wine. Densely packed, the fruit comes through as secondary to me once it reaches the mid palate and finish. Dates, peppercorn, blackberries.

Jan 27th, 2018
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

9.9

It’s so rich and layered it’s like a dessert you never want to end. It’s got some dark fruit you and could probably age 100 yrs and still be layered and rich. The color was like a dark purple and bright around the edges like St Macairre. Really one of the best wines. Thanks Elise and David for making this happen.

It’s so rich and layered it’s like a dessert you never want to end. It’s got some dark fruit you and could probably age 100 yrs and still be layered and rich. The color was like a dark purple and bright around the edges like St Macairre. Really one of the best wines. Thanks Elise and David for making this happen.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Shawn R

Delish and fully integrated.

Delish and fully integrated.

Sep 14th, 2017
Shay A
9.4

Mark and I agreed to meet up at Classic this afternoon for some quick wine drinking, but it eventually turned in to a small wine gathering! Wine is great, but sharing it with others is so enjoyable.

Talk about big boy wine. I've never gotten so much charcoal on the nose of a wine before. Hour 1? Decent. Hour 2? Fairly good. Hour 3? Could have chugged this like a frat party it was so good. Charcoal dusted blackberry pie, plums, graphite. The 3-hour mark gave it a Graham cracker sweetness that moved the score up. Thanks,
@Mark Flesher !

Mark and I agreed to meet up at Classic this afternoon for some quick wine drinking, but it eventually turned in to a small wine gathering! Wine is great, but sharing it with others is so enjoyable.

Talk about big boy wine. I've never gotten so much charcoal on the nose of a wine before. Hour 1? Decent. Hour 2? Fairly good. Hour 3? Could have chugged this like a frat party it was so good. Charcoal dusted blackberry pie, plums, graphite. The 3-hour mark gave it a Graham cracker sweetness that moved the score up. Thanks,
@Mark Flesher !

Aug 4th, 2017
Mike R
9.4

2 hour decant and bam - butt kicking good and smiling

2 hour decant and bam - butt kicking good and smiling

Aug 2nd, 2017