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    Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2009
    Merlot - Napa Valley, California

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    • WS92
    • V90
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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 90 Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Merlot

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.1%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 115058

    Winemaker's Notes:

    2009 is a great year for this varietal. The purity of aromas and flavors is focused and alive – this is unmistakably Merlot. Predominantly I find delicious red fruit with a core of lush black fruit – red cherry, red plum, spice and berry with hints of eucalyptus, earth and smoke. There's lots of flesh here held together in a structure of fine, ripe tannins.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Supple, elegant and beautifully focused, with aromas of red currant and toasty vanilla that lead to ripe but sleek and layered flavors of black cherry, cinnamon and black tea. Tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2017.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2009 Merlot is an attractive, fleshy wine graced with expressive dark red fruit, flowers, sweet spices and licorice. The wine reveals gorgeous radiance and a supple, inviting personality ideally suited to drinking over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.

    90 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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