Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2007, Napa Valley

Merlot Merlot
California, Usa

$94.95 (346262)

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October 02, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Shafer has captured all this seductive and shapely and refined about Napa wine. This is very fine, with a great nose...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Big, ripe, intensely fruity and oaky, this has plenty of plum, roasted fig, chocolate and blackberry aromas. The...

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Community Reviews (1)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

Shafer included 15% Cabernet Sauvignon to this Merlot which makes this wine a very elegant, finely textured, fruit driven and very aromatic with aromas of ripe dark plum, blackberry, chocolate, vanilla and cedar forest. On the palate this full body Merlot (with alcohol coming in at 14.9%) achieves an excellent balance with surprisingly fresh acidity for a Napa wine, loads of flavours and fined grained tannins which makes the alcohol only slightly noticeable. The finish is long with rich and savoury flavours and all wrapped up in fine ripe tannins. A robust Merlot, yet approachable.

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