Shafer Relentless 2014 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Shafer Relentless 2014
SKU: 15497

Shafer Relentless 2014

  • jd96
  • v95
  • we93
  • ws91

750ml
$97.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 15.8%
The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smoky, black fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon, and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96

Checking in as a blend of 89% Syrah and 11% Petit Sirah, the 2014 Syrah Relentless is a killer bottle of wine that offers decadent notes of blackcurrants, barbecued meats, seaweed wrapper, lavender, exotic pepper, and liquid smoke. This is a rich, unctuous Rhône inspired blend that packs serious amounts of fruit and richness, yet the elegant, forward style of the vintage keeps it silky, polished and incredibly drinkable. While I haven't had every vintage of this cuvee (it was first made in 1999), my money is on this being up with the top handful of vintages. It's a blockbuster today (if you're oak adverse, give bottles 2-3 years) but will keep for two decades. (12/2017)

Vinous
  • v95

Shafer's 2014 Relentless is fabulous. The most expressive and varietally expressive of the three vintages of Relentless I tasted. In 2014, Relentless has 11% Petite Sirah, which, along with the personality of the year, kicks up the aromatics and flavors in a meaningful way. Lavender, mint, violets and crème de cassis notes are laced into the super-expressive finish. The 2014 is shaping up to be a real gem. Range: 92-95

Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

This perennial powerhouse of a wine is a blend of 89% Syrah and 11% Petite Sirah, aged 30 months in 100% new French oak. It offers a hard-hitting intensity of stewed plum, cherry and buttery vanilla, with thick, structured tannins that are firm and integrated. Meat, black licorice and black pepper combine effortlessly and should shine bright after aging. Enjoy from 2029 and beyond. *Cellar Selection* (VB)

Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Well-built and quite extracted, with tightly wound blackberry, crushed stone and smoky anise notes that build momentum toward big tannins. Needs time. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2019 through 2028.

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Adult Signature is required for every shipment.

For walk-in customers: Please call ahead of time to make sure the item you are seeking is in stock. Any product you see on our website is available for online orders and pickup orders, but it does not mean that it is physically in the store at all times.

Product availability, price, and wine vintages are subject to change anytime. Customers will be notified before processing the order in that scenario.

The estimated time of delivery is only accurate when the product being ordered is in stock at the store. If it is out of stock, shipping may take 1-2 more business days (even if faster options like overnight shipping are selected).

The description/title of each product on our website is the most accurate form of information for you to trust. If you see a difference between the description and the picture of the bottle(s) provided, the description is most likely the more accurate form of information. Sometimes a product's image is in the process of being updated, which is why we strongly advise our customers to order by the title of the product rather than relying on the picture of the bottle. If you have any questions about a specific product, please call and we will happily answer all of your questions. Thank you.