2010 シェーファー メルロー
2011 シェーファー メルロー
|2011 Shafer Merlot|
Released SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
“[Shafer] has been making much-praised Merlot for many decades.
— Lettie Teague, The Wall St. Journal
The long, cooler-than-average 2011 vintage held fruit maturation to a slow, even pace. To keep ripening on track we cut away more fruit than usual and for this we were richly rewarded at harvest with clusters laden with excellent color and elegant flavor.
“From one of the most difficult vintages in our history comes a wine that richly rewards all our efforts – from fragrant aroma through the round, full mouth to its long, polished finish this wine offers both layered complexity and easy-to-love juiciness. In the nose and mouth I get so many scents and flavors – red and black cherry, red and black plum, smoke, white pepper, sage, oregano and wet earth. This lush package is kept together in a structure of fine, ripe tannins.” — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez.