Shafer Napa Valley Merlot (3 Liter) 1999

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 131536
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE91
  • WS90
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Critical Acclaim

"This is one of the most beautiful Merlot's of the vintage. It's hard to describe the depth of aroma and flavor. Blackberry and cassis, violets and a lush overlay of smoky oak doesn't do it justice. Sumptuous, complex tannins and a brilliant, velvety texture and an unending finish also suggest the real deal. Delicious."
91 Points

"Outstanding. Serves up a generous, juicy core of ripe plum, raspberry, wild berry plus touches of chocolate, coffee and cedar, finishing with a smooth texture, the right amount of tannin and a dash of herb."
90 Points

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John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. From the Shafers' first wine, a 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon, their wines have won much acclaim. Today, the Shafers farm 200 acres of vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Their flagship wine, Hillside Select, is produced from selected...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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