Shafer

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah

9.3830 ratings
9.399 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
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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
Corey Zamora, CSW

Incredible depth and richness.

Incredible depth and richness.

5 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
Taylor Rupp

Young, needed decanting. Great legs

Young, needed decanting. Great legs

2 people found it helpfulJan 8th, 2016
Sandeep Chakravarty

Sandeep had this 2 years ago

Sandeep had this 2 years ago

2 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Awesome juice. Enjoyed it tremendously.

Awesome juice. Enjoyed it tremendously.

2 people found it helpfulJul 20th, 2014
Ron R
9.5

Visually, this is as dark as the night is black. The perfume is equally intense with mulberries, brambles, blackberries and kirsch.
The palette is perfectly delineated with black cherries, black olives, a hint of cloves and anise. Absent is the peppery signature that typically comes along for the ride. It is seamlessly woven, with polished tannins that are already well integrated. 15.8% abv which is not apparent at all. This is a top-shelf syrah that should not be missed.
No cash-box aesthetics here, just exceptional winemaking and a sense of place. Remarkable.

Visually, this is as dark as the night is black. The perfume is equally intense with mulberries, brambles, blackberries and kirsch.
The palette is perfectly delineated with black cherries, black olives, a hint of cloves and anise. Absent is the peppery signature that typically comes along for the ride. It is seamlessly woven, with polished tannins that are already well integrated. 15.8% abv which is not apparent at all. This is a top-shelf syrah that should not be missed.
No cash-box aesthetics here, just exceptional winemaking and a sense of place. Remarkable.

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2016
Peggy Hadley

Peggy had this 2 years ago

Peggy had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2016
Joe Lucca

Fantastic juice... However, right now the wine is shut down. The nose is rich and smoky, brooding almost. However the fruit is hiding away and being overshadowed by the firm tannic structure. I had this upon release and it was shot out of a canon. Needs another few years to come back into balance. Patience will be rewarded here.

Fantastic juice... However, right now the wine is shut down. The nose is rich and smoky, brooding almost. However the fruit is hiding away and being overshadowed by the firm tannic structure. I had this upon release and it was shot out of a canon. Needs another few years to come back into balance. Patience will be rewarded here.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2015
El Guapo

Woody

Woody

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2014
Karina Cisneros

Ooooohhhh baby!

Ooooohhhh baby!

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2014