Original
110 Ratings
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

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) Rich, warm, round and inviting with notes of black cherry, cassis, vanilla bean, and mocha.
  • Planet Grape
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Planet Grape
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: (86-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Spectator
    (1983 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/16/86