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2011 Shafer Syrah Relentless

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SKU: 59040-2011-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    From a more challenging vintage, the 2011 Relentless exhibits a similar opaque blue/purple color as well as remarkable concentration and balance. With stunning perfume, purity, texture and full-bodied richness, the 2011 is slightly more evolved and softer than the 2010, but it offers much of the same character. This compelling effort is one of the superstars of the vintage in 2011.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jack and Cheryl
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    Drink Dates: 2015-2028
    Author: Kennethjk
  • Self | Rating: 92

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John Shafer began working and replanting steep, rocky vineyards in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 1972, and has since built Shafer into one of the most sought-after labels from Napa. John, his son Doug, and winemaker Elias Fernandez call themselves farmers, and are proud of it. Doug took over the vineyards in 1989, and within a year began to integrate organic techniques into his vineyards while the term "organic" still elicited sideways looks. "My soils were getting tired," Doug says. "They had been farmed since 1922." He installed solar panels in 2004, and now enjoys watching his batteries send power back to the grid. Elias was hired by Shafer in 1984 and named winemaker in 1994. Shafer Hillside Select is a benchmark wine of the Stag's Leap District, with a string of awards too long to list. Aged a full four years prior to release, it is, in the words of Robert Parker, "One of the world's, as well as Napa's, most profound Cabernet Sauvignons."

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 149 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 38 collectors)