Napa Syrah Relentless 2018

Shafer Vineyards: Napa Syrah Relentless 2018

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Syrah 100%
rot, trocken
15,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2031
Verpackt in: 12er
voluminös & kräftig
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 96–97/100
Suckling: 97/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 96–98/100
Galloni: 94–96/100
Wine Spectator: 94/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Napa Syrah Relentless 2018


Lobenberg: Dunkle Beerenliköraromen in der Nase, unterlegt mit Lakritz und rauchigen Aromen. Im Gaumen voll, samtig, super-extrahiert, reichhaltig, mit niedriger Säure aber dennoch erstaunlicher Frische, klarer Nordrhone-Stil, Typ Hermitage. 96-97/100


Suckling über: Napa Syrah Relentless

-- Suckling: A young wine with superb depth and polish that shows great depth and brightness. Full and focused with blue fruit and long, fine tannins that are compact and energetic. Slate. Graphite. Sophisticated and curated. So beautiful to try now, but be patient and open after 2026. 97/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Napa Syrah Relentless

-- Jeb Dunnuck: A blend of 94% Syrah and 6% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Relentless looks to be just about sensational, offering a dense purple color as well as rich, loaded notes of blackberries, currants, smoked meats, peppery spice, and violets. Reminding me of a great Cornas on steroids with its gamy, exotic character paired with beautiful richness, it has fabulous purity, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish. This will undoubtedly be a great vintage for this cuvée, and my money is on it being one of the best yet. 96-98/100


Galloni über: Napa Syrah Relentless

-- Galloni: The 2018 Relentless is fabulous. I can't remember tasting a Relentless with so much aromatic intensity and finesse. An explosion of aromas and flavors makes a strong first impression. The richness of the fruit is remarkable, as is the level of polish winemaker Elias Fernandez has achieved. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice, spice and menthol build as this full-bodied, opulent Syrah/Petite Sirah blend shows everything its got. 94-96/100


Wine Spectator über: Napa Syrah Relentless

-- Wine Spectator: A compelling blend that marries deep structure with richness and polish. Features accents of black cherry, grilled anise and smoked pepper, with refined tannins on the finish. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2032. 94/100

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Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vinyards im Stags Leap District ist zweifellos eine der amerikanischen Vorzeige-Stories schlechthin. John R. Shafer hing in den frühen 70er Jahren mit 50 seinen alten Bürojob als Marketing-Experte an den Nagel und wollte Wein machen.

Napa Syrah Relentless