107 Ratings
Shafer Vineyards Relentless Syrah Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) “Relentless, a riveting blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah, is a groundbreaking red from Napa Valley This was a classic Napa Valley vintage filled with warm, sunny days and perfect, chilly nights from spring through early autumn. The consistency of heat and coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit at ideal ripeness brimming with rich color and flavor.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) This latest Relentless is all about rich, ripe elegance offering alluring aromas and flavors of classic Syrah meatiness along with black plum, black pepper, black fig, smoke, forest floor and subtle black truffle. The mouthfeel is seamless and round from front of the palate through the finish with a texture that is liquid silk. The finish lingers on and on. This vintage will continue to offer new pleasures with more time in the cellar.”

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