Original
94 Ratings
Shafer Relentless Napa Valley
$85.99 USD
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Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) The flavors and aromas are immense, round, mouthfilling and long-lived with a luscious blend of rich blackberry, black plums, meatiness from the Syrah and a dose of blueberry from the Petite Sirah. The tannins are ripe and long-lived, with a lengthy, pleasing finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    80% Syrah; 20% Petite Sirah. If ever a name was well-chosen, "Relentless" fits this utterly bombastic wine to a "tee". There is no pretense to polish or concessions to finesse here, but there are few, if any, wines in this issue that can measure up in terms of sheer richness and size. We will concede that it may be a bit overdone and may be seen in some eyes as too much of a good thing, but its extravagant fruit, its very complex combination of coffee, chocolate and sweet spice, and its remarkabl...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/05
  • Robert Parker