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2008 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 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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92
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Drink Dates
VF: 2010-2023
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156
Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.721%
Tasted On 07/19/2014

This wine has obviously mellowed since WS reviewed it. It is very well balanced with good depth. Lots of blackberries, and a hint of graphite. Good finish.

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Author Southbound Union
Site / Blog www.myspace.com/southboundunion  Trust Rating 92.937%
Tasted On 07/23/2013

Nose had a fig/prune quality to it that kind of ruined it for me ... disappointed in this one.

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Author Jenkins Jason
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Tasted On 05/17/2013
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Author Doug
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.03%
Tasted On 04/16/2013
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Author JonathanG
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Tasted On 01/20/2013

Enjoyed. Big and robust. Not much tannins. Smooth finish. Liked it for a cab.

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Author winehead247
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Tasted On 10/27/2012
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Author Mucha Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 59.006%
Tasted On 10/07/2012

Standard Shafer fare - notes of vanilla, great nose, very dark in color. Good wine - not the best QPR, but a good drink.

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