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2000 Shafer Firebreak
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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!
Cherries, Cassis, Dried Tomatoes, Herbs, Sweet Vanilla, Leather and Spicy Characters.
Cherries, Blackberries, some Cassis, quite present Cabernet Characteristics!
Peppery, spicy and medium-long finish.
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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.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2003, Issue #108 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Firebreak Sangiovese Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- UPC Code 013528500020
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 102 (58%)
- Consumed 73 (42%)