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    Shafer Relentless 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz - Napa Valley, California

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Connoisseurs' Guide, 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 102050

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah is a juicy feast of black plum, blackberries, meatiness, coffee, briar fruit, black pepper and mocha. The ripe tannins bring it all together for a delicious, long-lasting finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Year in and year out, this is one of the most challenging wines we taste. It never fails to skirt the edge of excess, and just when we are sure that it can not escape, it delivers a rich and polished passage on the palate with an amazing amount of highly ripe, entirely alive fruit that balances the assertive tannins and comes with enough acid energy to keep itself together for drinking now if that is your wont and cellaring for a half decade or more for those who prefer that route. Its combination of power and good manners makes it a winner again

    95 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide

    The 2006 Relentless may be even better. It possesses an opaque purple hue as well as a grapy, smoky perfume displaying scents of roasted meats, blackberries, licorice, and charcoal. This packed and stacked, full-bodied 2006 should drink beautifully for 10-15 years.
    Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Another outstanding Relentless from Shafer. As usual, the wine is massively constructed and extraordinarily rich and deep in flavor, offering waves of grilled blackberries and cherries, red currants, licorice, bacon, cola, black pepper and other spices. The tannins are very big, but completely ripe and sweet. Mainly Syrah, with 16% Petite Sirah, this wine will age, but it's really best now with hearty foods, like short ribs or lamb.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    Steve and Ruthi (9/28/2010)
    I must put a plug in for Wine.com. We ordered two bottles and one came with a leaking cork. Wine.com quickly replaced the bottle and told me to keep the leaking one. I opened it and found that the cork was cracked the full length, obviously a manufacturing defect. We decided to drink it anyway and it was luscious. If a properly sealed bottle tastes better than this, I have found my new favorite wine. We grilled a steak and decided that we were in the best restaurant in town. We allowed it to sit for 3 hours prior to drinking. Dark fruit particularly berries, very complex with soft tannins that make you know that it will last. I am hooked on this wine and wine.com.

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