Red

2000 Shafer Firebreak

Sangiovese Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • grosel Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 17, 2014 - drank with anders. Fabulous.

  • WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 13, 2013 - Appearance:
    Dark-red with slightly light edges. Looking good!
    Nose:
    Cherries, Cassis, Dried Tomatoes, Herbs, Sweet Vanilla, Leather and Spicy Characters.
    Taste:
    Cherries, Blackberries, some Cassis, quite present Cabernet Characteristics!
    Peppery, spicy and medium-long finish.
    (see my Blog for pictures and more details: cellartv.wordpress.com)

  • grosel wrote: (90 points)

    November 10, 2012 - Winery suggested consuming now. It was fabulous. Not at all tired. Great fruit and finish. Wish they still made it.

  • Senso-beak wrote: (88 points)

    November 25, 2011 - Thanksgiving leftovers. PnP and left in bottle for two hours. Light to medium ruby in the glass with no signs of age. Aromas of cherry, plum, oak, herbs, almonds. Light bodied, there's tart cherries, plums again with a semi-sweet long finish driven by lively acidity. Hard for me to detect the 6% cab sauv in this offering. Overall decent chianti clone from Shafer. By day three this has rounded out a bit more, and is showing a little better. Slightly hot at 14.8%, plenty of fruit still showing on the finish.

  • AlexHop wrote: (89 points)

    July 23, 2011 - A little faded but less than I expected. Mellow nose, medium bodied but very balanced.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, Issue #108 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Firebreak
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 87 (54%)
  • Consumed 73 (46%)

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