Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2008 Wine Review

Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2008
Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2008
Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2008
Napa Valley, California, United States
Community Score: 4.6/5
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Product #: 346262
Wine Type: Red Wine

Price: $54.95
Alcohol: 15.3%
Drink: 2011-2018
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Shafer Vineyards
Agent: Rogers & Company
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Natalie's Score: 91/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Definitely a full-blown blockbuster of a Merlot. Deep ruby in the glass, it shows plenty of blackberry, woodsmoke, tar, vanilla and graphite on the nose. Dry, medium-full bodied and mouth-filling, with a wallop of warm, dark fruit; a plush texture; and silky tannins. Long, layered finish. Cellar for 5+ years , or pair it with flavourful meat dishes. My note: Big juicy wine with ripe blackberries and black raspberries. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific cellar potential. Merlot food pairings: blackened bison steaks.

This Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2008 was reviewed July 9, 2011 by

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