Napa Valley, California, USA
Shafer’s 2014 Relentless is fabulous. The most expressive and varietally expressive of the three vintages of Relentless I tasted. In 2014, Relentless has 11% Petite Sirah, which, along with the personality of the year, kicks up the aromatics and flavours in a meaningful way. Lavender, mint, violets and crème de cassis notes are laced into the super-expressive finish.
92-95 Points — Antonio Galloni’s Vinous