106 Ratings
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) The 2004 Merlot is rich purple, reflecting the vintage, and offers lush, focused flavors and aromas of bright cherries, strawberry, red and black plums, and cranberry. The Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine added strength, firm tannins, and age-ability. Cabernet Franc brings in lovely fragrance with a hint of violets.

Expert Reviews
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  • Planet Grape
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Planet Grape
  • Wine Spectator
    (1983 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/16/86
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) #36 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2002."Smooth-textured, with polished currant, mocha, cranberry and cherry, plus touches of tobacco, coffee and spice. A bit tough-edged with tannin, but certainly not out of line for a young wine. Best from 2003 through 2009. 10,000 cases made. (JL)"
  • Wine Advocate
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 107 on Oct-96
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/00