Red - Fortified

2008 Shafer Firebreak Dessert Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Coachron13 Does not like this wine: (85 points)

    May 7, 2016 - This is much more like a dessert wine than like a port. Lots of fruit, almost sweet, doesn't have the smoothness you get from a good vintage port. Actually improved after we left it alone for a month after it was about half gone, but still falls short of a good port.

  • Bill T Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 14, 2015 - very good desert wine, paired with dark chocolate.
    nice finish.

  • KenPlace wrote: (95 points)

    July 13, 2012 - Outstanding port. Smooth, balanced, not too sweet, perfect pairing for dark chocolate. Hides the 20% alcohol incredibly well. What a great wine. Highly recommended. Unfortunately, it is only sold at the winery.

  • GoBlue2002 wrote: (91 points)

    June 25, 2012 - Honeymoon Wine Tasting; 6/25/2012-7/3/2012 (California - Napa & Sonoma Counties): Tasted at Winery. Aromas of prune and raisin. Quite sweet without much body, but was still super smooth and paired incredibly well with the chocolate's provided at the tasting.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Firebreak Dessert Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 013528600027

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 82 (87%)
  • Consumed 12 (13%)

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