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2003 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

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August 6, 2023 - $61



94Wine Spectator

A hearty, robust style, with firm, rich mineral, wild berry and blueberry fruit that's accented by spice, mineral and hints of mocha and earth. Finishes with dense, chewy tannins.

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

It reveals more oak than previously, and with coaxing, blueberry, blackberry, scorched earth, and spice aromas emerge from this young, full-bodied, dense, impressive red.

90Stephen Tanzer

Musky aromas of cassis, black plum, minerals and earth, with a pronounced oakiness. Fat, lush and sweet but firm-edged, with blackberry and licorice flavors complicated by a saline element. Finishes full and smooth...


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


2003 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

Blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah.