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2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 86
gmat5497 Likes this wine: (94 points)
April 10, 2017 - Silky smooth yet power packed. Excellent
La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (92 points)
February 24, 2017 - Sampled in single-blind fashion at a Napa Cabernet brown-bag tasting, this opaque crimson wine showed very well. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot, it is a full-bodied, ripe, low-acid bruiser. Black and red currants, cherries, smoked meat, dried herbs and dark chocolate are supported by big sweet tannins. Despite being listed as 15.1%, the wine's alcohol stays in check. Layered and dense on the mid-palate, it finishes with a spice-laden, medium-length finish. This sultry Cab should hold up well for another decade or more. Drink now-2027.
SMHalps Likes this wine: (92 points)
January 17, 2017 - Had this as part of a 2008 Cabernet tasting, with 7 other members of my wine group. Not the WOTN, although a few liked it best and it was enjoyed by everyone.
Very fruit driven, and not much tannic grip. So it felt a little "flabby", at this point, it might be better as a sipping wine, as opposed to having it with a steakhouse meal.
Rscholtz Likes this wine: (92 points)
December 25, 2016 - Quite chunky, but showing really well right now for a tough vintage. Enough acid there to hold up for a fatty prime rib, but I wouldn't hold this much longer. Drink now.1 person found this helpful Comment
Bluth Likes this wine: (88 points)
October 22, 2016 - Dark ruby, better serve at temperature low enough to hide alcohol. Typical Napa kind with juicy, sweet and full body. Lot of residues that should be stood up for a couple of days prior to uncork and handle with care.
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By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation One Point Five
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Stags Leap District
- UPC Code 013528800014
- Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,737 (64%)
- Consumed 985 (36%)
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