2010 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 95
  • WE 92
  • CG 91

Reviews for 2010 Shafer Vineyards Relentless

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2013
The extraordinary 2010 Relentless (96% Syrah and 4% Petite Sirah) offers up notes of graphite, subtle wood charcoal, barbecue smoke, blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, and hints of spice and meat. This... The extraordinary 2010 Relentless (96% Syrah and 4% Petite Sirah) offers up notes of graphite, subtle wood charcoal, barbecue smoke, blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, and hints of spice and meat. This full-bodied, supple-textured, exceptionally rich Syrah already has a certain accessibility, but should age well for two decades. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2013
Firm, rich and dense, this combines power with finesse, offering a deep mix of chewy dark berry, dark chocolate, black licorice, road tar, tobacco and loamy earth flavors, tightly wound and leading to a long finish. Syrah... Firm, rich and dense, this combines power with finesse, offering a deep mix of chewy dark berry, dark chocolate, black licorice, road tar, tobacco and loamy earth flavors, tightly wound and leading to a long finish. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2014 through 2026. – JL
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2014
It’s not just the succulent blueberry, black cherry, mocha, currant, bacon and new oak flavors that make this wine so impressive—it’s the structure. The tannins are as gorgeous as Napa is capable of producing, while the... It’s not just the succulent blueberry, black cherry, mocha, currant, bacon and new oak flavors that make this wine so impressive—it’s the structure. The tannins are as gorgeous as Napa is capable of producing, while the acidity is delicate and finessed. The blend is 96% Syrah and 4% Petite Sirah. Drink now after decanting or through 2016.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, November 2013
Bound to be a bette noire to those who abhor wines of uncompromising ripeness and sheer size, this year's Shafer Relentless is as always an intense and deeply draughted wine of immense volume and extract. It is... Bound to be a bette noire to those who abhor wines of uncompromising ripeness and sheer size, this year's Shafer Relentless is as always an intense and deeply draughted wine of immense volume and extract. It is brimming with ripe-berry fruit with lavish oak apparent at every turn, yet while never a prim and pretty wine, neither is it so tough as to be out of bounds. Only fans of unbridled power would think to pull its cork now for it is one very much meant for the cellar and comes with a decade-plus of potential.