2001 Shafer Merlot

Estate: Shafer Vineyards

Region: Napa Valley, California, United States of America


Tasting Note:May 13, 2016

Definitely better than the last couple of times we have had it. Deep and dark ruby red with garnet edges and a little bit of sediment. Forest floor on the nose accompanied with dark berries. Fruit forward with an attack of cassis with some undertones of truffles and other earthy/rustic notes. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a smooth medium body. Actually a bit of dark cocoa too. Moderate plus furry finish. Shafer does not disappoint!

Drink Dates:

Till 2019.


91 points.

Price Point:

$$ - From my dad's cellar, cheapest online seems to be $49.99.