Red - Fortified

2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Port

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2007 - 2018
CT91 9 reviews
Borrowed from 1992
1992
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (85 points)

    September 17, 2009 - Raisinets all the way through. Where were the goobers?

  • KeithAkers wrote: (91 points)

    September 17, 2009 - The Grand Crew- French Wines 10 years and older (Lockwood Restaurant, Chicago IL): nose: massive and explosive nose with rich tones of dark cherries, plums, raisins, anisette, dark chocolate and some bits of syrupy tones(though not bad syrup). Very bold with a good dose of alcohol on the nose as would be expected from such a young fortified wine

    taste: big and powerful, but the heat kicks in on the back end. Rich tones of dark chocolate, black cherries, sour cranberries, anisette and plums work well together, but with rich tannins to boot along with a very full bodied feel

    overall: very young, but with a good amount of promise. Very interesting to come across a fortified wine like this. Needs some time to fully settle down and be what it wants to be, as it needs a very extended decanting right now. This would be very interesting to taste in another 10 years or so as it balances out

  • Buckaroo wrote: (90 points)

    November 5, 2008 - Very rich, deep. Great nose. Hints of vanilla and caramel. Lingers on the tongue without flaming. Great use of those extra Hillside Select grapes.

  • tanglenet wrote:

    June 12, 2008 - Opened not decanted. High alcohol notes that slightly burns the tongue. Chocolate raisin syrup with a cocoa finish. Good.

  • mtolerico wrote: (93 points)

    March 10, 2007 - Very good! Dark chocolate and fruit with nice structure and complexity through-out. Still needs time.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Port
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 75 (66%)
  • Consumed 39 (34%)

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