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1997 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

John Shafer began working and replanting steep, rocky vineyards in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 1972, and has since built Shafer into one of the most sought-after labels from Napa. John, his son Doug, and winemaker Elias Fernandez call themselves farmers, and are proud of it. Doug took over the vineyards in 1989, and within a year began to integrate organic techniques into his vineyards... More »

Score
92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2014 VF: 2001-2013
Bid
1 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 90
Author USCineman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 06/29/2014
Drink Dates 2014
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Author Cutrx
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.258%
Tasted On 12/25/2013
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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.38%
Tasted On 06/08/2009

At the Grumm's BBQ we had the 97 Shafer Napa and the 04 Ilsley Cab's. The Shafer was surprisingly good considering it is 12 years old. Good color and body, Soft with light fruit. Real easy to drink after opening. The Ilsley was similar but had slightly more flavor and may improve a little. Drink both now, the Ilsley has a few years left in it.

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