Original
110 Ratings
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) This Merlot comes with big scoops of red and black fruit aromas and flavors, fresh plums, sweet black cherries, currants, red licorice, a little pepper, and pleasing doses of fragrant earth, smoke, and minerality.

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    Tasted by EvanRose on 12/31/2011 & rated 93 points: Served this with some Italian meats,fresh mozzarella and ravioli from Arthur Avenue. It was spectacular and smooth as always. One of the best Merlots on the market The wine looks Purple colored. The legs are Slow. It tastes like and Cherry. The body is Full. The wine is textured Smooth. The wine finishes Long. (654 views)

    about 3 years
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
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator