(2006 Vintage) This release is marked by its perfumy aromas of dark fruit that push out of the glass. The wine itself fills the mouth with opulent flavors of red and black berry fruit, licorice, spice, pepper, strawberry and plum. It's a wine that pairs so well with food.
"Easily Shafer's greatest Merlot ever. Certainly its richest, with fabulously concentrated blackberry, cherry, licorice, chocolate and cinnamon spice flavors. All this is wrapped into extraordinarily sweet, refined tannins. Addictively drinkable, but not a long ager. Best now and through 2012." 95 Points Wine Enthusiast
drank it 7.23.11. fine
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