Shafer Relentless 2016 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Shafer Relentless 2016
SKU: 25152

Shafer Relentless 2016

  • jd96
  • we95
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  • ws92

750ml
$92.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 15.8%
The 2016 Relentless offers deep, elegant, meaty, gamey aromas and flavors that are pure Syrah. These are fused with blueberry, black pepper, wet stone, and black tea. The vintage offers an ideal balance of immensity and energy, along with a beautiful, silken texture in the mouth, a lengthy finish, and ripe tannins that promise many rich, memorable years ahead.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96

I've consistently loved the Relentless cuvée from this team, which is always from a single vineyard and is Syrah-dominated, with about 10% Petite Sirah in the blend. The 2016 Relentless is sensational. Dense purple-hued with a sweet bouquet of jammy blackberries, ground pepper, charcoal, and some smoky, meaty notes, it's a full-bodied, powerful, yet plush, even elegant Syrah that does everything right. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.

January 31, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

This combination of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah is memorable in its mix of wild herb and violet. Bright, thick layers of blackberry and blueberry dance along a mineral-laden core of crushed rock, wet stone and supple tannins.

Virginie Boone, April 1, 2020
Vinous
  • v94

The 2016 Relentless is a rich, dense, powerful wine. Thirty-two months in barrel yields a sumptuous Syrah-based wine rich in texture and loaded with personality. Dark red fruit, cedar, tobacco, menthol and dried herbs add complexity to a Syrah-based red built on texture and weight.

Antonio Galloni, January 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

A gutsy red, with a polished texture and expressive blueberry and blackberry flavors, accented by smoky sage, espresso and pepper notes and finishing with well-framed tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2021 through 2028. 3,300 cases made.

Tim Fish, March 30, 2020

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