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Shafer Vineyards’ “Relentless” Is Wine Spectator’s Wine Of The Year

November 16, 2012

Relentless, a Napa Valley blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah from Shafer Vineyards’ 2008 vintage, has been named Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” for 2012.

Wine Spectator called Relentless “a groundbreaking red from a region and a winery better known for producing stellar Cabernet Sauvignons.” A total of 3,300 cases of Relentless 2008 were produced. The wine scored 96 points from Wine Spectator and retails at $60.

The choice of Relentless marks the second time in three years that a Rhone-inspired California red has been chosen as Wine of the Year. For more on Relentless and for a look at Wine Spectator’s top 10 wines of 2012, click here. A full PDF list of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines will be made available on November 19.

The full story behind the creation of Relentless will be featured in the December 31 issue of Wine Spectator.

 

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