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Shafer Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

Pull the cork on a Shafer Merlot and youll find a sleek, stylish wine that takes center stage with all its appealing varietal fruit, not a Merlot that plays understudy to a Cabernet Sauvignon. Gaining complexity from its diverse vineyard sources, this Merlot draws its grapes from selected vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. Blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak, it serves up forward plum and black cherry fruit flavors and a supple texture.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (86-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator