2016 vintage – 90% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah. This wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez and his relentless pursuit of quality. Sourced from small ridgetop and foothills vineyards adjacent to the southern border of Stags Leap District, the grapes for Relentless are a proprietary of Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged 30 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels. The 2016 Relentless offers deep, elegant, meaty, gamey aromas and flavors that are pure Syrah.
These are fused with blueberry, black pepper, wet stone, and black tea. The vintage offers an ideal
balance of immensity and energy, along with a beautiful, silken texture in the mouth, a lengthy
finish, and ripe tannins that promise many rich, memorable years ahead.” – Elias Fernandez, Winemaker’s Comments