2000 Shafer Firebreak

Sangiovese Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2007 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Senso-beak wrote: (90 points)

    November 13, 2015 - Opened with artichoke ravioli. Dark coloring, Bright cedar acid notes on the nose, the Cab is holding this up and keeping it alive, with a deep anchor to pin the mid and finish, while the lively, acidic sang. tangs around the palate and offers corrosive elements of rhubarb, sour cherry and cranberry. Day two showing savory qualities on a nice juxtaposition of the acidic Sangiovese and deep cab. good!

  • grosel wrote: (91 points)

    September 7, 2015 - Amazing that this wine is so awesome at this age

  • 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.
    (see my Blog for pictures and more details:

  • 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.

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

    (Shafer Vineyards Firebreak Sangiovese Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

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
  • UPC Code 013528500020

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 105 (54%)
  • Consumed 90 (46%)

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