|Region||California, Syrah Wine|
Shafer Relentless 2015 Napa Valley Syrah Wine 750ml
A juicy avalanche of grilled fruit and game, this vintage offers abundant aromas and flavors of classic meaty, gamy, smoky Syrah with blackberry, blueberry, black plum, savory spices, and blacktea. The layers of bold richness are beautifully held together with integrated, ripe tannins that offer tremendous promise for many years of cellaring.
Blend: 90% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah
TP 96 Tasting Panel
This Syrah (with 10% Petite Sirah blended in) possesses the plushest array of dark fruit, violets, and chocolate cream with persistent aromas of plum and leather. The presence of graphite and smoked meat doesn’t hamper the wine’s luscious texture and flavors.
RP 95 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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.
JD 95 Jeb Dunnuck
The saturated purple-colored 2015 Relentless is a Syrah-dominated blend that includes 10% Petite Sirah. This cuvée was first made in 1999 and the Syrah comes from a site in the hills above Oakville Knoll. Boasting terrific, full-throttle notes of black fruits, violets, and tapenade, it shows surprising elegance and purity on the palate, has fine, silky tannins, and superb balance. It’s a brilliant wine that has both power and elegance. Drink it over the coming decade.
WE 94 Wine Enthusiast
This blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah is a forceful, powerful knockout, delivering tones of turned earth, wild game and nutmeg. Full bodied and robust, it layers velvety smoothness around a mouthfilling, grippy core of bright black fruit that’s rich and highly rewarding.
WS 93 Wine Spectator
Rich and deeply structured, with powerfully built blackberry, river stone and smoky pepper beef flavors that take on potency toward refined tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2024.