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2007 Shafer Vineyards Merlot "Napa"

Shafer 2007 Merlot

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 91.8 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 18, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot is a real pleasant wine to consider for near term consumption. It opens with a mild blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced, easy to drink and suave. The flavor profile is a mild blueberry with notes of black cherry and mild oak mixed in. The finish is dry and its mild tannins drift away nicely. This is a very pleasant wine that is quite food friendly. It would pair well with pork tenderloin over the next couple of years. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "This richly aromatic, elegant wine comes with layer upon juicy layer of lush red and black jam fruits –cherry, plum, currant – and dark chocolate, black tea, smoke and spice. The tannins are ripe and smooth with a finish that takes its time letting you go." - ELIAS FERNANDEZ

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