2007 Shafer Vineyards Merlot

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • IWC 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2007 Shafer Vineyards Merlot

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
Dark and muscular with blackberry and graphite aromas and youthful concentrated black cherry and mocha fruit that show notes of roasted herb with a hint of game. Drink now through . 10000 cases made. -TF
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2010
Moderately saturated red-ruby. Restrained but nuanced nose offers plum redcurrant tobacco and nutty oak. A nicely balanced penetrating midweight with modest flesh but a silky texture and intriguing understated redcurrant... Moderately saturated red-ruby. Restrained but nuanced nose offers plum redcurrant tobacco and nutty oak. A nicely balanced penetrating midweight with modest flesh but a silky texture and intriguing understated redcurrant and mocha flavors. This young wine relies as much on its acids as on its suave tannins for structure. Finishes with good persistence and subtle soil tones.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
The 2007 Merlot (a 10000-case cuvee that includes 15% Cabernet Sauvignon) may be the finest Merlot I have ever tasted from Shafer. Reasonably priced for a Napa Valley Merlot it is characterized by elegance and substance... The 2007 Merlot (a 10000-case cuvee that includes 15% Cabernet Sauvignon) may be the finest Merlot I have ever tasted from Shafer. Reasonably priced for a Napa Valley Merlot it is characterized by elegance and substance. Its dark ruby/purple hue is followed by notes of wood spice forest flowers berries mocha and wood smoke medium to full body sweet tannins and good freshness. Enjoy it over the next 12+ years.