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2006 Shafer Vineyards Merlot "Napa"

Shafer 2006 Merlot

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 76% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 7% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 13, 2009

Wine Review: This dark opaque purple colored Merlot opens with a black cherry bouquet with a hint of black licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild black currant with notes of dark cocoa. The finish is dry and its refined tannins are nicely prolonged. Pair this wine with pork tenderloin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: "This release is marked by its perfumy aromas of dark fruit that push out of the glass. The wine itself fills the mouth with opulent flavors of red and black berry fruit, licorice, spice, pepper, strawberry and plum. It’s a wine that pairs so well with food, it makes me hungry just tasting it." - ELIAS FERNANDEZ

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