(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.
20% Petite Sirah. Once again, Shafer's Relentless moves right to the head of the powerhouse class and has few peers when its comes to extravagant ripeness, flamboyant oak and wonderfully deep, remarka...
Medium ruby. Cassis, blackberry, black cherry, violet and minerals on the nose, along with some nutty oak. Then sweet and penetrating, with ripe black cherry and bitter chocolate flavors nicely framed...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91 points
Robert Parker"A blend of 76% Syrah and 24% Petite Sirah, the open-knit 2004 Relentless exhibits aromas of blackberry pie intermixed with roasted meats and ground pepper. An expressive, full-bodied, smoky, flamboyant, intense effort that is more evolved and approachable than vintages such as 2003 and 2001, it is a stunningly aromatic, rich wine to drink over the next 10-15 years."