2008 Shafer Vineyards Merlot

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • WE 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2008 Shafer Vineyards Merlot

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, July 2011
A huge fruit-packed wine made in the Shafer style of mass and potency. With 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and lots of new oak it's explosive in black cherry cherry liqueur and cedar flavors with a spicy salty umami taste like... A huge fruit-packed wine made in the Shafer style of mass and potency. With 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and lots of new oak it's explosive in black cherry cherry liqueur and cedar flavors with a spicy salty umami taste like pepperoni. Give it a decant of several hours. - S.H.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2011
Elegant and focused with black cherry and toasty oak aromas that lead to supple red currant spice and herb notes. Finishes with firm but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2016. 7200 cases made. -TF
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Good full red. Redcurrant cherry cedar and rose petal on the nose. Supple silky and sweet with an essentially gentle quality to the red fruit flavors. Finishes with suave fine-grained tannins and very good length. ... Good full red. Redcurrant cherry cedar and rose petal on the nose. Supple silky and sweet with an essentially gentle quality to the red fruit flavors. Finishes with suave fine-grained tannins and very good length. This juicy merlot wears its alcohol gracefully. Winemaker Elias Fernandez used a bit of malbec to add color and broaden the palate.