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2010 Shafer Vineyards Merlot "Napa Valley"

Shafer 2010 Merlot

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 7,900

KWG Score: 93.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 9, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Merlot opens with a fragrant and inviting black raspberry with notes of cassis and black plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile is a menthol driven wine with notes of black cherry and plum with hints of cassis and old oak. The finish is dry, shows a little heat, and its moderate tannins are slightly sticky and linger. I would pair this hearty Merlot with a NY strip steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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