Shafer Relentless 2016
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2016 Relentless is a rich, dense, powerful wine. Thirty-two months in barrel yields a sumptuous Syrah-based wine rich in texture and loaded with personality. Dark red fruit, cedar, tobacco, menthol and dried herbs add complexity to a Syrah-based red built on texture and weight. Drinking window: 2020-2030." Jan 2020
Winery: "The first pour offers an endlessly rich density of meaty, smokey and dense fruit aromas while the wine saturates the mouth with deep flavors of black licorice, bramble fruit, black pepper, allspice, bacon and char. All of this opulence is energized with underlying acidity and bound together with structured, ripe tannins built for very long term ageability."
|Varietal||90% Syrah, 10% Petit Syrah|
|Aging||30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels
|Region||Napa Valley, California|