2009 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 93
  • CG 92

Reviews for 2009 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2012
Brimming with dark rich berry loamy earth crushed rock and espresso. This is a powerful expression that is also tapered and sophisticated ending with all kinds of subtle nuances that come alive on the finish. Syrah and... Brimming with dark rich berry loamy earth crushed rock and espresso. This is a powerful expression that is also tapered and sophisticated ending with all kinds of subtle nuances that come alive on the finish. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2013 through 2024. From California.-J.L.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2009 Relentless is a big explosive wine bursting with dark red fruit flowers and spices. This is a young wine with plenty of life but the 100% new French oak is a bit more obvious here which suggests the wine may not... The 2009 Relentless is a big explosive wine bursting with dark red fruit flowers and spices. This is a young wine with plenty of life but the 100% new French oak is a bit more obvious here which suggests the wine may not quite have the stuffing to support the oak. Floral notes reappear on the finish adding brightness and lift. In 2009 the blend is 82% Syrah and 18% Petit Sirah. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. - Antonio Galloni
CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, November 2012
There is never any reluctance at Shafer to let its wines develop to full and deep character and in so doing there is an acceptance of the higher alcohols that necessarily accompany the longer time on the vine accorded the... There is never any reluctance at Shafer to let its wines develop to full and deep character and in so doing there is an acceptance of the higher alcohols that necessarily accompany the longer time on the vine accorded the grapes. But what happens at Shafer as well as it other successful practitioners of the style is an equally strict adherence to the notion that fruit and balance are the only ways to pull off the style with any sort of reasonable panache and tasting pleasure. Not surprisingly this full-bodied 15.8% alcohol wine is yet another in the line of incredibly successful Syrahs that have been authored by the Shafers and if its bold deep and so incredibly expressive character is not for everyone it is certainly going to be the choice of many.