Wine of the Year

Shafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley 2008 96 points, $60, 3,300 cases made
From the Dec 31, 2012, issue

The Schafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley 2008 is a prime example of the ever-widening path that Rhône Valley grapes are cutting in the realm of California's best reds, marking the second time in three years that a Rhône-inspired red from California has been chosen by Wine Spectator editors as Wine of the Year.

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