“Total Rock Star”: 95+ 2015 Relentless

Posted on: 12/21/18 7:04 PM


Shafer Vineyards continues its reign as one of Napa’s premiere powerhouses, crafting rich, sumptuous wines that set the gold standard for excellence vintage after vintage. Today we’re offering the much sought after 2015 Relentless. Relentless, as many of you already know, is one of the premier blue-chip Napa bottles. It is also iconic – and a reference point for what California reds can do outside of Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert Parker once famously called the Syrah/Petite Syrah blend “about as profound as you can get from those varietals.” Not bad praise.

Each year we sell out of Relentless and our 2015 allocation will be no different. A superb year in Napa, 2015 is a vintage of structure, texture and balance. The 2015 expression of Relentless is delicious, loaded with intoxicating blackberry, spices, pepper and smoke. Make no mistake, this will provide ample years of hedonistic drinking pleasure ahead.

Grab it while you still can!


2015 Shafer Relentless

“Blended of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Relentless has a total rock-star nose of flamboyant blackberry pie, plum preserves, mulberries and licorice scents with hints of Sichuan pepper, hoisin, Indian spices and smoked meats plus a waft of raspberry leaves. Very big, rich, full and decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate packs in black fruits and exotic spices layers with a firm, rounded tannin frame and just enough freshness to carry off the long, opulent finish.” 95+ Points, Wine Advocate

Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon