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2001 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District - Red

USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District

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 »

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98
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.471%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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Author SingKevin
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.939%
Tasted On 03/25/2010
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Author Bud2123
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.531%
Tasted On 12/08/2009
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Author fumanku
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75%
Tasted On 03/31/2009

This was truly a fantastic wine. Soft and supple. Decanted for 2 hours. Very soft on the palate, leather like. Powerful aromas abound. I will be buying many more bottles. Wow!

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Author JMC22
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 08/12/2007
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Perfect balance and 2 minute finish. Stunning.

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Author Austin C
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 03/23/2006
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 12/01/2005

From barrel this wine was special and from bottle it remains so. John Shafer told me that he thought this was the finest wine he had ever made. The 2001 has a deep red color with thick, slow moving, and heavily pigmented legs. Gobs and gobs of sweet chocolaty fruit pervade the wine?s scents and flavors. Ostentatious, sexy oak wraps itself around an intense core of powerful fruit. While this wine is a bit monolithic right now, secondary characteristics of truffle, beef blood, and fine balsamic vinegar become discernable with airing. Tannins are almost an afterthought given how much concentration this wine displays. Oily textured with more than enough acidity to keep the wine light on its feet. 100% Cabernet. This wine is just a joy to drink now but will likely achieve full maturity at the ten-year mark.

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