Shafer Merlot Napa Valley
88 Ratings
Detail
88 Ratings
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Wine Enthusiast "Shafers Cabernet is so dominant, its sometimes forgotten how good their Merlot can be. The wines are dependably dry, rich and balanced, as the excellent 05 demonstrates. Its soft and drinkable now, but rich and sweet in tannins that frame cherry, currant, cola, licorice and vanilla flavors. Will reward cellaring through 2011."

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/16/86