2004 Shafer Merlot Napa Valley2 Ratings
2004 Shafer Merlot Napa Valley
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Wine.comVarietal Composition: 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc The 2004 Merlot is rich purple, reflecting the vintage, and offers lush, focused flavors andaromas of bright cherries, strawberry, red and black plums, and cranberry. The CabernetSauvignon gives the wine added strength, firm tannins, and age-ability. Cabernet Francbrings in lovely fragrance with a hint of violets. Flatter this Merlot's fruit by adding a similar element of fruit to poultry, pork and meat dishes (duckbreas...
International Wine CellarRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 130, January/February 2007 ($45) Good bright ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate and mocha on the musky nose. Rich, ripe, sexy and deep, with considerable sweetness to the flavors of currant, chocolate and cherry cola. As lush as this is, there's also plenty of inner-mouth energy thanks to ripe, harmonious acidity. Finishes long and clinging, with ripe tannins and plenty of sweet oak.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 90.7 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 58 notes)
Wine AdvocateRating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Robert ParkerRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator