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2012 Shafer Syrah Relentless

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SKU: 59040-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2012 Relentless exhibits copious notes of pepper, incense, Asian spice, roasted meat, asphalt, blackberry and blueberry fruit. With a blockbuster texture, no hard edges and a surreal elegance for such a massively endowed wine, this incredibly pure, rich, killer Syrah represents a great winery at the top of its game.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: jimc
  • Self | Rating:

    Garnet in color. Medium rim variation. Slow legs. Raspberry, Blueberry, Black currant (cassis). Medium/Full bodied. Polished texture. Long finish.
    Author: Gallo Boy
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Very good.
    Author: John
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

  • 179 bottles owned
  • 46 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 46 collectors)