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FourCorks , Kwong Lester , coffeemuse

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2003 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 »

Score
95
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2031
Bid
3 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.732%
Tasted On 06/26/2014

Great finish, legs for days. Needs a ton of decant time before it starts opening up.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.471%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Early

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Author BoxsterVino
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.954%
Tasted On 04/08/2012

Drink slowly...this wine changes with every glass. Be patient early.

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Author Raymond Joe
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/01/2011

This wine is perfectly in balance right now. I would say the window is this year for harmony in this wine but should last 15 plus years. The nose brings out rich chocolate and sweet jammy flavors. Tannins are not even noticeable when it hits the palate. Some chocolate, mixed with fuits and leather, and a hint of cigar tobacco. Truly a profound wine

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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/11/2011
Drink Dates 2013-2025

Retail purchase at release. Massive, closed and impenetrable, so into the decanter it went for 3+ hours. So dark it even obscured the candle! Deep, port-like, very rich, powerful. Has it moved since bottling? 14.9%... a wine to overwhelm and dominate. Drink now or hold 10 years and see whether it ever moves. Huge cab!

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Author Tallydoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.525%
Tasted On 08/11/2010
Drink Dates 2007-2037
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Author WineStorm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.417%
Tasted On 02/21/2009
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Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.523%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
Drink Dates (06-31)
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 12/01/2005

Deeply hued with thick, lightly colored legs. A quite rich but restrained nose of chocolate brownies and cherry liqueur. Acidity is high and jarring at this stage of the wine?s evolution. Regardless, the wine still has strong flavors and big, velvety tannin. Flavors echo the nose. A bit simple for a barrel sample of HSS. Extremely doubtful that this 2003 will ever scale the heights set by the great HSS.

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