2008 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • RR 95
  • WA 95
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2008 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
2012 Top 100-Wine Of The Year!The aromatics are full and distinct with loads of dark berry and charcoal then this unfolds touches of black cherry raspberry and red and black licorice on the palate sailing along and... 2012 Top 100-Wine Of The Year!The aromatics are full and distinct with loads of dark berry and charcoal then this unfolds touches of black cherry raspberry and red and black licorice on the palate sailing along and firming nicely on the finish. Shows all the muscle density richness and range of flavor found in many Shafer reds yet takes it to another level in this vintage. The best Relentless yet. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2013 through 2023. 3300 cases made. -JL
RR 95
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, December 2011
A knockout blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Petite Sirah the 2008 Shafer Relentless is a full scaled heady red that stays beautifully balanced and fresh on the palate. Aged for 30 months in 100% new French oak it delivers... A knockout blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Petite Sirah the 2008 Shafer Relentless is a full scaled heady red that stays beautifully balanced and fresh on the palate. Aged for 30 months in 100% new French oak it delivers spectacular aromatics of smoked blackberries crème de cassis tobacco mineral and chocolate like nuances that give way to a full-bodied awesomely concentrated Syrah that is perfectly balanced and oh so drinkable. Despite the overall size here this has brilliantly integrated acidity and a lightness to the texture that keeps you coming back for another sip. Thrilling stuff and this should age effortlessly for 12-15 years or more.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
Another thoroughbred in the making is the 2008 Relentless. Full-bodied with sensational extract and richness its opaque purple color is followed by terrific smoky barbecue notes full-bodied opulence and tremendous depth... Another thoroughbred in the making is the 2008 Relentless. Full-bodied with sensational extract and richness its opaque purple color is followed by terrific smoky barbecue notes full-bodied opulence and tremendous depth power and richness. This stunning Syrah can be drunk over the next 15-20 years.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
(15.6% alcohol; contains 25% petite sirah): Bright medium ruby. Lively aromas of blackberry violet and pepper. Juicy and youthfully imploded with impressive and energy and definition to the flavors of black cherry... (15.6% alcohol; contains 25% petite sirah): Bright medium ruby. Lively aromas of blackberry violet and pepper. Juicy and youthfully imploded with impressive and energy and definition to the flavors of black cherry spices and pepper; hides its 15.6% alcohol nicely. Less fleshy but more fruity than the 2007 version. Winemaker Fernandez believes that this wine will last longer than the earlier vintage and noted that the 1999 version is very good right now. This was bottled a month prior to my March visit.92(+?)