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99 Ratings
Shafer Vineyards Relentless Syrah Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Relentless offers dense, enticing aromas and flavors of purple/black fruit, smoked meat, spice, incense, black plums and berry. Even at this young age it offers elegance wrapped in extract, with ripe tannins and good structure for aging. In the mouth it's full and rich from the first taste through the long 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